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Light Agenda for
County Commission... Pg. 3A

Boat Trailer Parking
Hits A Snag at Beach Pg. 8A

School Board
Approves Contract ... Pg. 6A

Foundation Donates
to PSJ Library....... Pg. 5A

Wewa Handles
Bookkeeping ........ P4. 4A
Law Enforcement News Pg. 5A
Sports ......... Pgs. 0-11A
Society........... Pg. 2-3B
Obituaries ....... Pg.8-9B
Church News......... Pg.8B
Classified, Legals. Pgs. 10-12B


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Flu Shots Martin Adkison Anita Askew Eric Bidwell Ann Comforter Margaret Ellmer Debbie Gerber

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Running Out Gulf Names Teachers o the Year


In County

by Carly Johnson
Whether anyone likes it or not,
and most everyone doesn't, flu sea-
son is quickly approaching in Gulf
County, as well as across the
United States. In fact, several
states have already been hit hard
by this season's strain of the flu
virus resulting in hospitalizations
and fatalities.
Although no cases of the flu
have been reported to date in the
State of Florida, according to Doug
Kent, administrator and Chief
Operating Officer, and Dr. Carol
Sutton, medical director, both of
the Gulf County Health
Department, people all over the
state are trying to protect them-
selves from the potentially deadly
virus.
According to Sutton, the multi-
tude of publicity in the media has
frightened the public and they are
going in droves to their local heath
departments for the vaccination. As
of print time, 1,160 shots were
ordered for Gulf County prior to the
recommended inoculation time in
October and November, with oiily
126 remaining. ?
Kent said :the remaining vac-
cines will be gone by the end of the
week. -
"We are vaccinating approxi-
mately, 60 people per day in our
Wewahitchkadhnd Port St. Joe loca-
tions and our supply is running out
very, very quickly," Kent said.
"Because of the fear and national
scare, we are seeing many more
people signing up for shots, and
once our supply is gone, it is gone."
At thio late date, the supply for
the entir?.'state is gone.
Doctors Betty and Tom Curry,
pediatrician and family medicine
practitioners, respectively, in Port
St. Joe' are also reporting they have
no mere vaccines.
.All doctors are recommending
that those who fall into high-risk
categories for the flu should report
,tb get their shot before it is too late.
With a reported 6,300 cases of
' the flu in Colorado already this
year, and more than eight deaths
associate with the illness, accord-
ing to a USA Today news feature,
doctors and health departments
across the United States are recom-
mending and encouraging patients
to get vaccinated.
Sutton sees getting the flu shot
(See Flu Shots on Page 9A)


Six Educators Rec ed by Their Peers
Six Ed'uc'ators. Recog.n zed b' -,r


by Tim Croft
Peer recognition.
To be singled by so many other
outstanding professionals for a job
well done.
For a teacher, there may be no
more shiny apple.
"I really think it validates what
you are doing more than if some-
body else told you," said Eric
Bidwell, who teaches ninth- and
10th-grade English at
Wewahitchka High School.
"They know how hard it is,
what you have to go through."
Bidwell was recently voted the
"Teacher of the Year" at
Wewahitchka High, the culmina-
tion, of sorts, for his 12 years at the
school.
He will join five other teachers
- Martin Adkison at Port St. Joe
Middle School, Anita Askew at
Wewahitchka Middle School, Ann
Comforter at Port St. Joe High,
Margaret Ellmer at Port St. Joe
Elementary and Debbie Gerber
from Wewahitchka Elementary; -irin
vying for the Gulf County Teacher
of the Year for 2004.
The six, who were recognized
in a vote of their school peers, will
submit lengthy application packets
to the district office in about a
month.
The district will announce a


county "Teacher of the Year" in
March. The winner will advance to
state competition sometime during
the summer.
Regardless of what happens
henceforth, however, Bidwell
echoed a common theme when he
noted that the critical honor, the
one that would matter most in the
long haul, was the one from his fel-
low Wewahitchka High teachers.
"It's very important at your
local school," Bidwell said. "Just to
be noticed by your peers for doing
a good job. We have such a good
staff up here, I feel honored."
Humbled would be another
common characteristic among this
year's "splendid six."
For example, Adkison came to
his principal, Carolyn Witten, after
the vote and wondered if there
wasn't another. teacher more
deserving of the honor.
He asked Witten to hand the
award to somebody else, to, essen-
tally, act like the Floiida Spireme
-Cor-t and overturn the-elecuon.:
'"Such humility," Witten noted.
"I told him, 'Martin you are it,.
whether you like it or not.'"
A quick look at the teachers
who will join 'Bidwell sometime
next spring as the Gulf County
Teacher of the Year'is named:
Adkison teaches seventh-,


grade math and is also the princi-
pal-designee, helping out with dis-
cipline and other administrative
tasks.
Like so many of the candi-
dates, Adkison, who has taught in
the district for 14 years, wears sev-
eral hats, including football coach.
Witten noted,not just his will-
ingness to help where needed, but
the cool collected way in which he
approaches his job.
"He is such a team player,"
Witten said. "He is a jewel. He is so
calm, he's a gentle giant."
Askew is the reading teacher
at Wewahitchka Middle School and
has earned the credentials to teach
reading to all kids, including those
with special needs.
"She is very qualified," said
principal Pam Lister. "She is as
good as they get when you talk
about reading instruction."
Askew, who became a teacher
just two years ago after raising.a a
family, brings a certain intangible,.
to the job. Lister noted.
S"It's her heart and her calling."
Lister said. "She is here long before
she needs to be and stays longer
after class ends."
Comforter has provided the
soundtrack for life around Port St.
Joe High for some 23 years, -teach-
ing music, .chorus, guitar and key-


.board.
What she brings to the class is
evident each day, principal Tim
Wilder hinted.
"Her energy," Wilder said. "Her
enthusiasm for her job, they are
contagious. She does so much, so
many things behind the scenes."
Such as school plays, a video
to assist kids and parents in tran-
sition to kindergarten, "Arts in the
Sun," singing and playing at most
every significant school event.
Comforter, simply, is a whirl-
wind.
"She has fun," Wilder said.
"She's a good actor or she really
does enjoy it. We're proud of her."
Ellmer has taken the reins of
the district's newly created ESE
cluster class this year, where she
teaches children with a host of
physical and mental challenges.
Ellmer, described as a "jack of
all trades" is one of two district
teachers certified to'teach children
with autism.
S Having taught from elementary
to high school over a 22-year
career, 15 in Gulf County, Ellmer
brings a bounty of experience and
heart to her'job. .
"She's very innovative," said
Deborah Crosby, who oversees
ESE programs in the district. "She
has compassion and the expertise


to teach those kids.
"It's unreal what's going on
down there (in.the cluster, class).
The parents can't believe the
progress their children are mak-
ing."
Innovation is 'also a trait
found in -abundance with Gerber,
who teaches fourth-grade at
Wewahitchka Elementary.
Her class dressed in the trap-
pings of famous men and women of
old as part of a history lesson and,
like Adkison, Gerber is described
as one of the most low-keyed
teachers 'around.
"She's terrific," said Lori'Price,
a fellow teacher at Wewahitchka
Elementary. "She's innovative and
she's very calm.
"She has the best order of any
class I've ever seen and she never
raises her voice. The children just
love her."
Price note~l that Gerber cer-
aiily 'deserves to stand among the
"splendid six."-
"I couldn't say enough good
things about her," Price said,
adding, "I would hate to have to
choose among the candidates this
year."
Clearly, as assessed byj their
peers, these are six deserving the
recognition.


Sby Carly Johnson
At 2 p.m. on Saturday, several
stockings will be hung with care,
all dust will be evaporated and six
homes in Port St. Joe will open
their doors for the United
Methodist Women's Tour of Homes.
The Tour of Homes, which has
been a part of the Christmas activ-
ities for the past four of seven
years, is designed to showcase
unique and distinctive homes
throughout Port St. Joe.
According to Cathy Cox2 chair-
man of the event, this tour should
prove to be the best ever.
"We are featuring a lot of excit-
ing homes this year," Cox said.


Cape Flood Insurance Bill

Hearings Set for February
by Tim Croft
Delay and Congress go together in Washington, D.C., like snow and
December.
Due to recent action by Congress, it will now be February before com-
mittees in the U.S. House of Representatives begin hearings on a bill that
aims to provide relief to homeowners on Cape San Blas and Indian Pass
who are not eligible for federally-backed flood insurance.
After Congress.passed a sweeping Medicare package, and lawmakers
gave themselves a raise, the Senate and House recessed for the rest of the
year, deciding not to return to work between Thanksgiving and Christmas,
as expected.
And so local proponents who hoped to see Congressman Allen Boyd's
bill pertaining to flood insurance on the Cape and Pass considered and
passed before Congress took its annual Christmas break, had to retrench.
Boyd's aides have informed local proponents of the bill that hearings
on the measure are now scheduled for February.
In a nutshell, Boyd's bill would exempt the Cape and Pass from cer-
tain provisions under the Coastal Barrier and Resource Act (CBRA) and
the National Flood Insurance Act.
,It would essentially allow property owners, particularly those moved
into high-risk flood zones when the Federal Emergency Management
Administration recently redrew flood maps, access to federally-backed
flood insurance.
Rather than leave them at the mercy of a private market that, in a bit
of an understatement, has been volatile, and for all intents and purposes
(See Flood on Page 12A)


"Some homes are new, some are
recently renovated and some have
a history dating farther back than
some residents in Gulf County."


Remodeled home of P
John Watson, partners with
his brother, Tommy, at Watson
Brothers Construction on 8th
Street, posses the typical home
with history and design that the
organization looks to feature in the
tour.
"We decided to take part in this
event because a lot of people were
inquiring about our house and the
renovations we were making,"


Watson said. "'We finished the
transformation in June and
thought this would be a great
opportunity for the residents if


Mark and Kayce Costin.
Gulf County to see' all of the work
we have done."
According to Watson and his
research, the home, which with an
amazing facelift currently houses
the construction company, dates
back to 1913.
"All of the homes this year are
ideal for the' tour, however, the
(See Tour of Homes on Page 7A)


', .





Recently-renovated home of Dr. Ernie and Gretchen Blalaugh.


Good Tidings May be

Coming for Gulf Pines
by Tim Croft
Maybe the hardy folks at Gulf Pines Hospital will have a decent
Christmas after all.
The attorney handling the bankruptcy proceedings of the hospital
said Wednesday morning that the U.S. Attorney has agreed to allow the
release of some $250,000 in Medicare underpayments which date to
more than two years ago which had been ensnared in an ongoing dis-
pute with the Internal Revenue Service.
The money, Ed Rude said, could help the hospital catch completely up
on its payroll, which had once again fallen behind by several weeks as the
hospital experienced cash-flow problems.
Those problems were largely the result, Rude said, of actions by the
IRS.
"You can thank the IRS for that," Rude said.
Earlier this year, the IRS had pointed out to a federal bankruptcy
judge that hospital administrator Hubert Steeley was paying employees,
but not paying payroll taxes.
The reasons were simple, Rude explained. With interest and penalties
on back taxes hanging over every payroll transaction, Steeley had been
paying employees, trying to ensure they got their checks on a timely basis,
without paying his IRS payroll taxes.
The judge put a stop to that practice, Steeley began paying employees
and his taxes without addressing back taxes and interest.
However, last month the IRS, which claims it is owed some $315,000
(See Gulf Pines on Page 9A)


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Tour of Homes: Christmas Ball, Festival



of Lights Finale to Christmas on the Coast


Newly-constructed home of Stan and Trina Siprell.


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Editorials,


Comments


The Star

PAGE TWO THURSDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2003


EDITORIAL COAA'MENTARY
COLUA\N
WRITTEN BY
WILLIE RAMSEY. EDITOR


Hun4ke rl DXO4 With rCKe4 by Kesley Colbert



Acorns Don't Fall Far From The Tree!


Rural State


Championship

The Star's news editor Tim Croft followed last year's effort to
reorganize the FHSAA state playoff system in order to be "fair" to
rural schools. Turns out the process didn't go exactly as the
FHSAA said when the Sharks and Jacksonville Trinity Christian
played last Friday and Tim wanted to share his thoughts on the
process.
by Tim Croft
Turns out it was business as usual, after all.
With a healthy dash of those gridiron staples, politics and p.r.,
it was really the same old game for the Florida High School Ath-
letics Association during this year's small-school football playoffs.
The organization started off the year toward a destination of
recognition for small public schools, leveling the playing field, pro-
viding equal opportunity, and exited at Nowheresville.
A swerve more adept than anything Peter Warrick's attempted
on the football field and as politically cynical as any odor emit-
ting out of the Capitol building in Tallahassee.
All the hot air earlier this year about spotlighting a "rural"
school champion in the state's smallest classification was chilled
by reality this fall.
No notation in the record book. No trophy presentation on the
field. No rural school "state" champion, only a regional title.
Just a trophy that's in the mail. And don't bother calling about
a refund.'
And to smother the wound with salt, consider that the FHSAA
created an "urban school" Class 1-A regional championship.
That was not the deal wasn't remotely the understanding a
year ago when nearly two'dozen small schools in North Florida'
agreed to cease their secession from the FHSAA football follies for
their own league, playoffs and championship.
Maybe, the FHSAA can argue that what happened was the deal
brokered by its governing board, the black and white of it on
paper.
But it sure wasn't in keeping with the spirit of the compromise
that kept 22 schools in the FHSAA fold, still paying its dues and
swallowing its bile as it dismisses legitimate issues about public
and private schools in the state's small-school classification.
After years of not being heard, or more accurately being
ignored, the small schools had reason to believe that maybe, just
maybe, they were at last on the FHSAA radar screen.
They'd dealt with the disappointment of seeing the proposal to
force private schools to multiply enrollment by 1.5 percent for pur-
poses of classification flattened.bylarge public schools who didn't
want to be waxed by small private schools as well as the private
schools themselves.
They'd absorbed other body blows including the defeat of
legislation that would have gutted the FHSAA once and for all at
the hands of schools which seem to take some perverse relish from
remarkably unsportsmanlike behavior.
How fortunate (insert sarcasm here) for little Trinity Christian
that it was able to find those half-dozen Division I signees and all
those beefy linemen within its "school zone" which encompass-
es all of Jacksonville, the largest city, geographically, in the coun-
try.
How lucky they were that all those good football players were
able to "pay" the school's tuition.
What number of prayers must have been answered for. the
Conquerors to be able to conquer schools from population bases a
fraction of a percent of theirs.
And my, how Trinity embraced that teaching about going forth
and multiplying the number of stud athletes you can lure to
your school.
Yep, there were some fine lessons to be found in a.team that
belonged in the Class 5A playoffs whipping up on a true Class 1A
squad inside a household it'd be called abuse-.
From here, this little two-year pilot project the FHSAA curdled
in the kitchen early this year has nose-dived.
See Editorial on Page 3


I try not to miss a family
reunion. I enjoy every aspect of
huddling up with kinfolks, outlaws
and near misses around a steam-
ing caldron of chitlins, creek slung
possum innards or barbequed goat
and talking about "when momma
and them" were pups.
I see a great similarity, or you
might say "family traits", whether
I'm enjoying my ancestorial get
together....or yours! It is amazing
how much our families are alike!
I just spent a wonderful week-
end hugging necks, renewing old.
acquaintances, overdosing on fried
apple pies and marveling how God
sticks all these '"separate parts"
into such a loving and cohesive
group.
Let me give you a few for
instances.....
Every family has the big eater.
You know' the one. He, or she,
stands pretty close to the food and
munches through the late morning


greetings. "dinner on the ground".
the afternoon sing and the sack
races. This title is sometimes
earned. And sometimes it's just a
smoke screen! You know what I
mean- Your older brother moves
over to the meat selections and
points out Uncle Ben's extra
loaded down plate to avert atten-
tion from the piling on that HE is
doing!
I've seen some of the reputed
big eaters near 'bout blow out a
belly button simply trying to live
up to their reputation. This family
positioning is serious business!
Every group has a big talker.
This is usually earned. They get
going and they don't know how to
turn it off; They know more about
family history, family business,
family skeletons and how your
Aunt Matilda tricked Uncle
Eugene into marrying him..... And
they cannot wait to share it with
youl I mean, these folks are on a
mission! Many of your kin remem-
ber they left something in the car
or they had to "get a plate for
great-gran" when .the talker gets
going....
Mental pictures from the past
will blast before your eyes. I see


Lincle Clifford. now bent and
slowed b\ age, toksing me one
handed up on that old mule. J. C.
turns to greet me. and before \\t:
say a word, we are already laugh-
ing over a fishing 'incident" from
forty years ago. Aunt Sulla gives
me a hug and 1 smell that wonder-
ful kitchen where we stood on the
chairs to "help* her" make flap
jacks!
At every reunion, there is
always a nephew or cousin who's
seemingly "gone bald" or "put on"
forty pounds since the previous
year. There is the disgustingly
older cousin who "hasn't changed
a bit". 'Course, there is also the
aunt who is "beginning to show
her age". And, unfortunately, there
is all too often the void because of
a missing uncle "who was with us
last year"....
Pa and Granny, who have also
passed on, are as vital a part of the
reunion as if they were still over-
seeing it! Their presence can be
seen in every family. And they are
mentioned and remembered with
the greatest fondness and respect
that can be mustered!
Every family gathering has the
guy who knows too much about


you! He married your cousin and
\a'll spent a few.' summers together
during \Vour late teens. He. of
course, remembers every detail of
e-ern single wild shenanigan HE
mostly eot \a'll into! And. boy
howdy. ho\w he now\ relishes telling
your wife, mother, children and
any other interested listener every
sordid detail If he can't remember
exactly, that's o. k., he just rolls
the first thing that comes to mind
into the blank spots! That's where
YOU suddenly remember you left
something in the car....
You ever play the "children
game" at your reunion? I study on
each child's face and mannerisms..
I want to see how much I can "see"
of Uncle Clifford in Martha or
Kathy. I love it when Lisa's smile
reminds me of Uncle F. D..... or
Bill's laugh takes me back to when
Uncle Hugh used to throw his
head back in just that same way. I
see a maturing Teresa and marvel
at how Granny literally leaps out of
her!
At every reunion you see the
one family member you haven't
seen in a long time. What a special
See Kesley on Page 3


Christmas Is A Time T t All Hag Out


... Stomach And All


IT'S GETTING NEAR Christ-
mas and the parties are numer-:
ousl
It's no time to be thinking
about expanding waistlines with
all those "sinfully fattening" treats
available for the snarfing down.
Every magazine and every
newspaper I get has badly timed
articles on how to avoid fat, how to
limit carbs in your cooking, and
non-fattening recipes, galore.
Even USA Today supplement
in the Sunday paper and Readers
Digest got into the act last week.
They're all promoting slimness.
Christmas is a time to let it all
hang out stomach and all, and
you can't do a party tray justice
while worrying about fat and carbs
with every mouthful.
I'm a svelt 160 pounds, now
[with my clothes on] so I don't
have to worry about the food. I.eat
blowing me up all out of propor-
tion. Of course I'm not supposed.
to eat chocolate, bananas, nuts,.
potatoes of any kind, and outra-


ETAOIN SHRDLU


Written by Wesley Ramsey


geous amounts of anything.
But, heck, it's Christmas!
What is Christmas, if it isn't a time
to stuff yourself?

I HAD ALREADY seen 10
pages of the low fat propaganda in
Newsweek, but imagine my sur-
prise when I got the latest edition
of Readers Digest, only to find'nine
pages of health, and diet.
There was even a suggestion
on how to serve a traditional-
Christmas meal and take all the
bad stuff out of it. What's a "tradi-'
tional" Christmas meal WITHOUT,
the' "bad: stuff still in the ihgredi-
ents? Bleahl eating, that's what!


'For instance, who's going to.
skim the fat off the turkey drip-'
pings before making a gravy out of
the drippings? The article said to
substitute low-fat chicken, broth
[there is such a thing?] ,
For egg nog you stick to an
aspertame ingredient instead of
sugar and substitute skim milk
rather thari ,sinfully 'fattening
Whole miilk' and' cream. It says.
you'll save 200 .calories and 18
Grams of fat per cup. But what'll
you have? Egg :nog-less you can
pdur over your breakfast cereal!
There's other tasteless sugges-
tions, such.as lose e butter and
milk. in miashied potatoes and


instead, use nonfat sour cream.
instead.
That ought to titillate your
taste buds.

I'LL GIVE USA TODAY credit,
though. They gave recipes for
dishes prepared by the folks who
lived in Jessica Lyneh's hometown
in West Virginia.
Now, those folks know how to.
go about preparing a satisfying
Christmas dinner
People up there save their fat
by eating a lot of venison, which is
naturally low in fat content, any-
how.
They do things like coating a
ham in brown sugar and letting it
marinate for 24 hours, then bake
it all night long, with pineapple, at
250 degrees. That would make
:'even ham fit.to eat!
SI still have. a desire for what
aggravated my bad high blood
pressure all my life, until it ruined
my kidneys. It's a shame to put a
set of kidneys, which weren't built


strong enough to cut.the mustard
in someone who lived to "'cut mus-
tard" every chance he got.

IT MUST BE SOME sort of
conspiracy with all the news
media. Why would they all get
together on this fat kick this close
to '"Christmas?"
Nobody is going to pay any
attention to their dire warnings;
not even those who know better
than to eat huge amounts of fat
and carbs-especially, those who
know better than to eat huge
amounts of fat and carbs.
I've seen, first hand and three
times a week, what can happen to
those who abuse their right to
ingest too much fat and carbs,
until they develop diabetes, and it
isn't pretty.
But, I suppose every red-
blooded American will continue to
indulge-mightily-at this time of
the year, without any second
thoughts. I'd recommend that you
just not read any of those warn-


ings on getting fat, recipes for
preparing treats "just as good as
their replacement" and other tips
for fixing a "sensible" Christmas
meal.
I know I'm going to .partially
ignore them, each and every one;
to a certain extent.
Shucks, I might even eat a
piece of chocolate cake, with nuts!
A former no-no!

READERS DIGEST closed out
with an article for substituting
ingredients one would ordinarily
eat for something else. As a matter
of fact it gave exactly six sugges-
tions for using substitutes. The
only thing is,. there ,are only two
weeks until Christmas and I don't
have time to incorporate them all
in my diet as the magazine warned
to incorporate only one change a
week for fear of upsetting your
digestive tract!


-THE STAR-
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Gulf Commission Handles Light Agenda


Gulf County commissioners
breezed through a relatively light
agenda during their regulator
meeting Tuesday evening. One of
the main items of business was
actually handled during a short
special meeting prior to the board's
regular meeting.
During that meeting Luthus
Hand, work crew supervisor, was
advised of a change in his job sta-
tus. The long and short of the ques-
tion was Hand, a county employee,
being a supervisor over work crew
heads which are employed by the
Department of Corrections (DOC).
As it was pointed out, Hand
could not administrate over DOC
employees, but only over county
workers. Commissioners agreed to
offer Hand an opportunity to help
Gerald Shearer, Public Works
Director, in his job capacity.
Commissioner Nathan Peters, Jr.
and Shearer met with Hand
Wednesday morning to outline his
new job description.
SEEKING HELP TO GET
THROUGH RED TAPE
Commissioner Jerry Barnes
asked the board to allow him to
contact attorney/lobbyist William
Harrison to seek help in getting
through the permitting red tape to
do beach renourishment at the
Stump Hole area of Cape San Bias.
The board recognized the need, but
wanted to get an estimated price
from the lobbyist before moving for-
ward.
CHANGE NEXT MEETING DATE
The board voted to make a
change in its next meeting date
because of Christmas. The next
meeting was scheduled for
Tuesday, December 23.
Commissioners voted to move their


meeting day back 24 hours to
December 22, at 6:00 o'clock.
IN OTHER BUSINESS
-Agreed to Planning
Development and Review Board
recommendations approving pre-
liminary plat approval for St.
Vincent Point and tabled final plat
approval for Lantana By the Sea.
-Decided to spend $5,500 for
striping of Garrison Avenue in Port
St. Joe. The contract was awarded
to Roberts Construction after it was
determined to be the best bidder
for the work. The motion eventual-
ly passed 3-2, with commissioners
Carmen McLemore and Billy
Traylor wanting funds to do the
work to come from funds other
than the Gulf County Road
Department's. The board also
agreed to look for possible funding
sources to repave the Dalkeith
Road.
-Decided to accept a bid of


$155,865 to purchase a new motor
grader for the Gulf County Road
Department. Road department per-
sonnel determined the Caterpillar-
built machine offered by Thompson
Equipment was to be the best bid.
-Donna Grabarek asked to
address the board at the end of its
regular meeting time. Commission
Chairman Billy Traylor denied her
the opportunity, pointing out that
she had not signed in to speak by
Thursday afternoon as new board
policy requires.
Commissioner Peters' motion
to allow her to speak failed by a 3-
2 vote with Commissioner Barnes
also supporting the motion.
Grabarek told commissioners she
had the right to address the board
under the sunshine law regula-
tions. After the meeting ended she
approached the commission
demanding to be given copies of all
of the commissioners' papers and


notes from the meeting. Board
Attorney Tim McFarland advised
her she could get copies of all
material, but she would have to file
a public information request.
Grabarek left the meeting calling
for her rights under the sunshine
law and saying she was going to
contact her attorney and begin liti-
gation against the county.

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Red Hat Chit Chat "Beach Belles"


The Red Hat "Beach Belles" will
meet on Monday, December 15th,
at 11:30 C.T., at the Community
Center, Mexico Beach (members
and invited guests only). They'll
enjoy a holiday punch and
Christmas music as they assemble
gift bags to deliver to the residents
of Beacon Hill Geri Care Assisted
Living Facility.
Members are asked to please
bring at least one dozen yummy
cookies, and travel size bottles of
lotions, shampoos, soaps, etc.,
and/or anything else deemed
appropriate for giving to the elderly
residents. Geri Care staff suggest-
ed small packets of wet wipes (or


refills). Presently there are 13
women and 4 men residents.
Then they'll be off to Geri Care
for caroling and the presentation of
the gift bags. While there, they will
delight in cookies, tea and coffee.
For any questions, call Bev Aclin at
648-4365.
January is a guided tour and
lunch in the Officer's Club at
Tyndall Air Force Base. Call Bev
AcliA at 648-4365 or Dot Miree at
647-2765 to sign up, and watch for
more info on this in early January
in The Star.


Comiiunity Cleanup Saturday


Everyone, and that means
everyone, is invited to join in and
help clean up a part of Port St. Joe
in serious need of attention.
Volunteers are asked to partic-
ipate in a community cleanup
beginning at 9 a.m. ET on
Saturday, Dec. 13, at Martin
Luther King Blvd., and Avenue C,
the site of the old Campus Corner
grocery store.
Sponsored by the Port St. Joe
Community Action group, in part-


nership with, among others, two
local banks, the county Chamber
of Commerce and Economic
Development Council, the clean-up
aims to bring the entire communi-
ty together to burnish one of its
most ignored areas.
Volunteers will spend the day
clearing the streets and alleys of
North Port St. Joe of all debris.
Food and refreshments have
been donated and will be on hand
to sate all volunteers.


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Editorial from Page 2


Those hardy public schools
willing to stand up and be counted
last year should pick up the ball
and return home. pick up \where
they left off last year with their
independent league.
Let the private schools, the
athletic magnet schools, the
schools where curriculum require-
ments include a state title each
year, along with their minions,
their enablers, at the FHSAA have
their game.
It's been rigged for years, and
the minuet performed early this


year, it turned out, only ,added
additional ropes.
It was, in the end, busins:-as .
usual this year. which renders Port --
St. Joe's incredible road run in the
playoffs more noteworthy and, to
be blunt, Trinity Christian's trip to
the title game more morally offen-
sive.
When that FHSAA trophy, rec-
ognizing what the organization
considers nothing more than a
regional championship, arrives, the
Sharks should stamp it "Return to
Sender."


Kes -- from Page 2


moment!'Or a nephew flies in from
two thousand miles away. What a
commitment to the family! Or you
bond especially close to a cousin
that you hadn't noticed at the last
ten reunions. And always, someone
mentions a story, episode or hap-
pening that you had completely
forgotten.
Aunt Ruby Nell has everybody
howling over some wild tale. And
suddenly you realize that not every
family is alike No group on earth
has anyone remotely like Ruby
Nell! Her body has been going for
sixty-five years or so.....but her
mind enjoyed junior high so much
it just kinda hung around there! I
was so thankful she didn't get
those rats back out or throw
nobody in the creek this year!
Count yourself lucky that you don't
have a Ruby Nell type stuck back
in a closet somewhere. And listen,
please discount those silly rumors
flying rampant through my family
that I am a lot like her.....
Every passing reunion sees the
family stalwarts aging. It's a


process that you understand but
wish you could hold back. You look
at Uncle Ben and are so thankful,
for his presence over the years. You
sit next to Uncle Womack and
appreciate the miles etched in his
face. You hold a little longer to
Aunt Adell's hug and linger over
Aunt Beatrice's crab apple mar-
malade.....
You gather up to leave and
there's always one cousin who gets
your address, who's soooo interest-
ed in your family, who is going to
stay in touch....of course, you don't
see or hear from them until the
next reunion.....
I'm telling you, ain't kinfolks a
hoot.....and a blessing!
Oh, and by the way, if you've
got a reunion coming up.....give me
a call! I can be the long lost cousin,
or the not-changed-at-all
nephew....or the judge of the fried
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I love it when a family comes
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Wewa Handles Bookkeeping


by Tim Croft
The Wewahltchka City
Commission moved on Monday to
adopt procedures that put them in
line with federal dictates on how to
accounting for fixed assets and
then spent the money on software
to ensure compliance.
During their regular bi-monthly
meeting, commissioners passed a
resolution to adopt bookkeeping
procedures that comply with feder-
al and state guidelines on how fixed
assets, their value, depreciation,
etc., are summarized in monthly
and annual financial statements.
The federal rules have been
adopted in the past several years
and were passed onto states. Local
municipalities were under a dead-
line to adopt the guidelines.
Commissioners also voted to
spend $1,500 on the computer soft-
ware written specifically to the fed-
eral fixed asset rules.
In other business during
Monday's meeting, the
Commission:
Approved purchasing, for
$4,500, computer software that will
permit the city to upgrade its utility
billing system.
Commissioners were notified
that the city had asked the county
School Board to donate bleachers


Commissioners decided that
City Hall will close at noon on
Wednesday, Dec. 24 and will not
reopen until the following Monday,
giving city employees a four-plus
day holiday.
All city employees also received
a $100 bonus.
Commissioners denied a
request from a citizen in Dalkeith to
install a travel trailer on his proper-
ty as a permanent residence.


being replaced at the high school
football field to the city to be used at
a new football field the city is con-
structing at T.L. James Park for
peewee football.
The School Board voted on
Tuesday morning to approve that
request.
City workers will remove the
bleachers from the high school foot-
ball field while school is out for the
holidays.


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PUBLIC NOTICE

A Public Hearing will be held at the Board of
County Commissioners (BOCC) meeting on
Monday, December 22, 2003 at 6:00 p.m. EST.
The 'public hearing will be held in the BOCC
Meeting room at the Robert M. Moore
Administration Buillding, 1000 Cecil G. Costin
Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida. The public hear-
ing will be to discuss and act on the following:

Variance Approval to use ,rock and con-
crete curbing instead of asphalt for paving
road for Hammock By The Bay Jimmy
Hambrick Parcel ID #6261-OOOR a 5
unit townhouse minor subdivision.

Final Plat Approval and Variance Approval
Hammock By The Bay Jimmy
Hambrick Parcel ID # 6261-OOOR 3.75
acres in Section 36; Township 8 South,
Range 11 West, Gulf Coumty, Florida a
maximum 5 unit minor subdivision sub-
ject to all development regulations
required by Gulf County.

The public is encouraged to attend and be heard
on these matters. Information prior to the meet-
ing can be viewed at the Planning and Building
Department at 1000 Costin Blvd., Room 301.


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Decem bIe


Foundation Provides Boost To Library


- Thermometer Nears Halfway Mark
,, ,as a list of the board of directors of
the "Friends" for more information
or to make a contribution.


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Pam Selton, right center, executive director of the St. Joe Community Foundation, presents a $25,000 check to
Neatie Witter, president of the Friends of the Port St. Joe Branch of the Gulf County Library, as other friends and com-
munity leaders join in the fun of watching the mercury rise on the fund-raising effort to expand the library.


by Tim Croft
Dewey would have had a hard
time coming up with so many deci-
mals in so short a time.
Just eight months after open-
ing its fund-raising drive to expand
the Port St. Joe Public Library, the
library's "Friends" have pushed the
"mercury" on their fund-raising
sign more than a third of the way
toward its targeted "boil" point of
$150,000.
To date, the expansion initia-
tive has attracted $66,540.
That will provide the tools to
construct a 1,875-square foot addi-
tion to the current library, provid-
ing space for Florida history and
genealogy collections and displays.
The library's literary office will
also find a home in the proposed
expansion, which is already a
vision in blueprint, the only
remaining hurdle the greenbacks.
And the effort to secure those
dollars took a quantum leap for-
ward last week as the St. Joe
Community Foundation checked in
with $25,000.
That just days after the City of
Port St. Joe donated $10,000.
'That's a big boost," said Bob
Faliski, the treasurer for the effort
to bankroll the expansion. "Thirty
five thousand in one week, that's a
pretty big boost."
With those contnbutions push-
ing fund-raising to more than 33
percent of the goal to build the
expansion, construction is expect-
ed to begin early next year.
"The (foundation grant) comes
at a very critical point in our cam-
paign," said Neatie Witter, presi-
dent of the Friends of the Port St.
Joe Branch of the Gulf County
Public Library. "Our goal is in sight
and we are grateful to all of our
community partners for helping us
to make it this far.
'This expansion will provide an
excellent home for historical mem-
orabilia and will be a very impor-
tant addition to our community's
history."
To imply that all that dovetails
with the overall mission of the St.
Joe Community Foundation, which
operates from a percentage of
Arvida sales in Northwest Florida,
would be to state -the painfully
obvious.
"It's a natural," said Pam
Selton, executive director of the
foundation. "A library is the heart
and soul of a community."
And the expansion will provide
space, Selton noted, for the
library's historical collection, par-
ticularly pertaining to the area's
rich heritage, and will advance lit-
eracy opportunities in the area.


'The focus on literacy is a huge
one," Selton said, "for what it rep-
resents for the future."
It is hoped the foundation's
contribution, which comes on the
heels of smaller contributions from
the City of Port St. Joe, the Rotary
Club and the Lions Club, will serve
as a magnet in the coming months,
luring more benefactors.
Folks can chip in $50 for a
memorial plaque which will be
affixed to a brick in the wall of the
new history room.
There are three different spon-
sorship levels for the more well-
heeled, businesses or organiza-
tions: $1,000, $5,000 and $10,000.
"Of course, we'll take money
from anybody" who wants to sup-
port the library, Witter said.
"Our mercury is rising and
we're excited about it. We are just
delighted.


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During its regular monthly
meeting, the Gulf County School
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tract language with its employees
which will mean raises and addi-
tional health dollars for teachers
and non-instructional personnel.
The deal, brokered just a few
weeks ago by district and union
negotiators, will mean back pay on
employee checks to be issued this
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The new deal was overwhelm-
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and-file 98 percent of non-
instructional staff voted in favor of
the deal, 96 percent of teachers did
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This year's contract calls for a
2 percent raise, above the step or
incremental increase, for teachers
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hour for support staff.
The raises are retroactive to
July 1, hence the back pay coming
to employees.
The contract got done the
sides had declared an impasse and
were headed toward a hearing
before the School Board when
the sides agreed to a compromise
on what had appeared to be their
final proposals, with the district
adding $30,000 for health insur-
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That brought the district's con-
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That project will cost at ro t JeIia~ coi o ***~Ry nldd


ing through for teachers and our
support staff," said Superintendent
Jerry Kelley. "I think we've gotten
them a good package. It was a team
effort and that's what it takes."
In other business during
Tuesday's meeting:
The board approved contracts
on two construction projects in
Wewahitchka.
The board approved a contract
with Bel Mac Roofing out of Santa
Rosa Beach to re-roof Wewahitchka
High School at a cost of $574,500.
Bel Mac renovated the roof at
Port St. Joe High School, a project
that was performed exceptionally,
Kelley has repeatedly stated.
The project will begin sometime
after Jan. 15, depending on when
Bel Mac can free up the same fore-
man who worked on the Port St.
Joe High School job.
The second contract approved
on Tuesday was with Kent
Construction out of Chipley to re-
roof Wewahitchka Elementary
School.


$199,697.
Kent crews are already on site.
The board approved donating
bleachers to be replaced at the
Wewahitchka High School football
field to the City of Wewahitchka.
The city will remove the bleach-
ers during the upcoming holiday
break with an eye toward installing
Sthe bleachers at a new football field
under construction at T.L. James
Park for peewee football.
*'The board approved a propos-
al by Port St. Joe High School to
spend $25,074 of its local capital
improvement dollars on a new elec-.
tronic sign for the front of the
school.
The board recognized several
recent outstanding achievements
in the district.
Board members singled out
Geoffrey Helms, a Wewahitchka
High School junior, for recently
reaching the rank of Eagle Scout.
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National Board Certified teacher,
among the highest achievements a
teacher can attain.
And the board honored the
football team at Port St. Joe High
School for reaching the Final Four
of the state Class 1A playoffs.
The board approved a $3,500
annual contract with the National
Institute of Sdhool and Workplace
Safety to establish a toll-free confi-
dential hotline for students, par-
ents, teachers or administrators to
report potentially dangerous activi-
ty, bullying, weapons, a plan to
injure, in the schools.
NISWS agreed to provide at
least 40 hours of training to district
personnel and to set up a system in
Gulf County for answering and
screening calls and forwarding per-
tinent information, particularly
information regarding a potential
imminent threat, to district offi-
cials.
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Recently restored historic residence, circa/1937, now home to Watson
Brothers Construction.


Watson Brother's office is a
landmark in this area and really
tops off the tour," John Watson
said.
Cox noted that in selecting the
homes for the tour, the committee
looks for architecture that is spec-
tacular and out of the norm for
this area and sets itself apart., The
ladies also look for homes of vary-
ing sizes that have recently been
renovated and that the communi-
ty has watched transform over a
period of time.
Each year the Tour of Homes
from the United Methodist Women
benefits a different organization in
the area. This, year, the proceeds
will go to the non-denominational,
weekly ladies bible study group
that contains attendants repre-
senting 11 different churches in
the Gulf County area.
Ticketsfor the event are avail-
able for $4 at the First United
Methodist Church office until
Saturday at tour time. Once tick-
ets are purchased, participants
will receive a map designating the
homes on the tour' and a candy
cane pin to be worn on partici-
pants' lapels to signify those who
have paid and are officially on the
tour.
The event will begin at 2 p.m.
and will conclude at 5 p.m. For
more information about this event,
please contact the First United
Methodist Church at 227-1724.
OTHER FINAL WEEKEND
ACTIVITIES
The final weekend for
"Christmas on the Coast" will
begin on Friday, Dec. 12, at 7 p.m.
with the Festival of Lights
Cavalcade beginning at the
Centennial Building. This event:
consists of a caravan tour through
Port St. Joe to \ieyw all of the holi-
day lights on display. Following
the tour, participants will be treat-
ed to seasonal refreshments.
For more information about
the Tour of Homes, please contact
the First United Methodist Church
Office at 227-1724.

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Boat Trailer Parking Hits a Snag at Mexico Beach


by Tim Croft
Mexico Beach's desire to create
a boat trailer parking lot on land
leased from The St. Joe Co.,
bumped up against still another
obstacle this week.
During the regular monthly
meeting of the town council on
Tuesday night, city administrator
Paul Sabiston informed coun-


cilmembers that Bay County has
indicated that it will not currently
issue a building permit for the lot.
The county, essentially,
informed the city that it must
annex the property, and further
stated that the county's develop-
ment rules could at some point in
the future be altered, and the city
could be held to those standards,


School Board


"It's only going to be as successful
as they make it," Kelley said of
NISWS.
During a workshop that fol-
lowed the meeting, the board,
joined by county economic develop-
ment officials, received presenta-
tion from Don Gaetz,
Superintendent of Okaloosa
County Schools, about that dis-
trict's effort to produce a new par-
adigm in vocational or career tech-
nical education.
In the next year or so,
Okaloosa County will establish
four career institutes, providing
education and work experience in
the health sciences, aerospace,
information technology and con-
struction technology.
Future plans call for institutes
in the areas of education and hos-
pitality/tourism.
The county has secured educa-
tion and business partners and
mapped out curriculum that will


allow high school juniors and sen-
iors to earn their high school diplo-
mas while also securing profes-
sional credentials, college credits
through dual enrollments and
additional exposure to college and
career choices.
In a nutshell, this a way to
replace the "old-time" vocational
offerings that, Gaetz said, are
largely out-dated and carry a stig-
ma for students.
And, Gaetz said, it was an
attempt to fully serve the 40 per-
cent of graduates in his county
who do not pursue postsecondary
education, as well as address the
needs of businesses as an econom-
ic development tool.
"We have woefully neglected
the 40 percent who are not going
off to college," Gaetz said. "And
businesses told us the same thing,
(current) vocational training was
not working."
From the point of view of busi-


whatever they might be.
The letter from the county
building department, to say the
least, had city officials baffled
Tuesday.
"It's preposterous what they
are saying," Sabiston said, adding
that the city should resubmit its
permit application and require the
county to review based on current


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nessman, Gaetz added, "If (the
school system) can't provide me
with a good workforce, I need to
import it."
The workshop was largely a
chance for the board, which shares
many of the same concerns about
the limited vocational offerings in
the county and the number of stu-
dents not heading off to college, to
hear new ideas, new concepts.
"I am impressed with the link-
age between academic opportuni-
ties and the business community,"
said Bill Williams of the county
Economic Development Council. "I
think this is a tremendous pro-
gram."
Kelley said the board will con-
tinue to examine ways in which the
district can bolster its career or
vocational curriculum.
"How can we provide what they
need to' be successful?" board
member Billy Quinn Jr., pondered
rhetorically.


law, not some theoretical of what
the future holds.
He asked the council for, and
received, permission to go back to
the county to try to resolve the
issue, or to bring in the city's attor-
ney to review the situation and take
further action to protect the city's
interest.
The boat trailer parking lot has
already been the source of some
controversy.
The idea took shape after two
local marinas shut down, particu-
larly one that was adjacent to the
city boat slip, and the so-called
Duren property, which had provid-
ed some overflow parking for boat
trailers, was sold by the city.
The city is leasing for two years
a parcel of land off 40th Street from
The St. Joe Co., and has already
put several thousands of dollars,
toward a price tag that will run in
the tens of thousands, toward cre-
ating the parking lot.
The hope is that ultimately The
St. Joe Co., will enter into long-
term lease or sell, the land to the
city.
However, both the relative
short time on the lease, combined
with the estimated overall cost of
creating the lot on land not owned
by the city, were subjects of some
criticism from state auditors, who
released their preliminary and ten-
tative findings 10 days ago.
In other business taken up
during Tuesday's meeting:
Other city projects continue


apace.
The extension of the city pier
should be completed by the first
part of next week.
The permit for the canal boat
slips has been received and the
utility impact fee study is 95 per-
cent complete and should be fin-
ished next month.
The state audit findings,
recently received from the city, was
the subject of remarkably little dis-
cussion.
A couple of citizens, including
one of the key individuals behind
the citizens' petition which brought.
about the audit, rose to indicate
that they will reserve judgement
until the final report is issued, like-
ly next month.
Another asked the council to
consider what it has already start-
ed looking at, namely consolidating
or re-financing the $4.2 million
loan from Gulf Breeze, if nothing
else to secure a fixed-rate loan.
And Mayor Kathy Kingsland
indicated that, overall, the city was
relatively comfortable with the
audit findings and that the city's
response to those findings will
show that a healthy percentage of
the findings represent areas the
city has already addressed.
Councilmembers approved a
request to obtain financing through
the Florida League of Cities for
seven vehicles, two for the
Department of Public Safety, two
for the Water Department, one for
the Sewer Department, one for


Parks and Recreation and one for
the Road Department.
The total cost of the seven vehi-
cles will be $153,000.
The council approved the
appointments of three residents to
the Planning and Zoning Board.
Sandie Yarbrough will serve a
two-year term in Post 4, William
Stroud a two-year term in Post 2
and Andrea Williams a two-year
term for alternate Post 1.
Councilmembers heard from
several more citizens urging them
Sto re-examine the recently passed
ordinance pertaining to the sanita-
tion department.
Specifically, the council was
asked to reconsider provisions
requiring yard debris be placed in
two 32-gallon barrels.
The council gave no indication
it would take further action.

Sabiston Remains

as Administrator
by Tim Croft
Paul Sabiston has decided to
remain as city administrator in
Mexico Beach.
Sabiston was. a finalist, and
apparently the front-runner, to
become the first city administrator
in the history of Redington Shores,
a' small community in south
Pinellas County near St.
Petersburg.
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as very important but feels there is
no need to panic.
'The best time to get the vacci-
nation is in October or November,"
Sutton explained. "Although if peo-
ple hurry to get the vaccine now
while there are still a few left, they
still can develop the necessary
immunity to fight the illness.
Around here, a good rule of thumb
is that the end of hurricane season
is the beginning of the flu season
and a good time to get the vaccine."
Sutton indicated that it can
take from two weeks to 30 days for
the vaccination to fully take effect,
therefore it is imperative for anyone
with certain risk factors or anyone
associated with individuals with
risk factors, to be inoculated as
soon as possible.
According to the Florida
Department of Health's website,
there are individuals in the state
who need to make sure, they receive
the vaccine as soon as possible
because of lower immunity that
creates a higher risk for the flu.
The site recommends those
with. high risk factors for the flu,
including adults over 50; young
children ages six-months to two
because they often have not yet
experienced any strains of the flu
and therefore have little-to-no
immunity; those suffering from
chronic medical illnesses; residents
of nursing homes or assisted living
facilities; healthcare workers; chil-
dren and teenagers 6-months to 18
who are on long-term aspirin ther-
apy and are therefore susceptible
to to developing Reye's Syndrome
after the flu and women who will
be more th.n three months preg-
nant during the flu season, get the
vaccine as soon as possible while
there are just a few remaining.
Reye's Syndrome, according to
the National Reye Syndrome web-
site, "is a disease which affects all
organs of the body, but most lethal-
ly the liver and the brain. Reye's
Syndrome is a two-phase illness
because it is almost always associ-
ated with a previous viral infection,
such as influenza..."
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Lynn McGill gives Robin Melvin her flu shot. Both LPNs at the Gulf County
Health Department in Port St. Joe are encouraging people to get their year-
ly flu shots in October or November, before flu season attacks.


unknown if Reye's Syndrome is
contagious and tends to appear
during the height of flu season and
most commonly appears in chil-
dren 18 years-old and under and is
linked to taking aspirin-based
products to reduce fever.
The Florida Department of
Health does note some individuals
should not receive the flu shot
unless specifically advised by a
physician. Individuals who have a
severe allergy to hens' eggs, those
who have had a severe reaction to a
flu shot in the past, infants less
than six months-old and patients
who previously developed Guillaln-
Barre Syndrome (GBS) in the six
weeks after getting a flu shot,
should avoid the shot until dis-
cussing it with a doctor and weigh-
ing the positives and negatives of
this year's shot.
According to the Center for
Disease, Control and Prevention
(CDC), each year the flu is respon-
sible for 36,000 deaths and
114,000 hospitalizations. Many of
the deaths and hospital stays are
preventable by just receiving a flu
shot.
For those hesitant to get the
shot for fear of getting the flu any-
way or from the side effects of the
shot, Sutton states that only a very
few patients may get some strain of
the flu even after receiving the
inoculation and the strain is much,
much milder and the side effects
are almost non-existent.
"If a patient was to get some
strain of the flu after receiving the
vaccine, symptoms would be mini-
mal to what the non-vaccinated
patient would feel," Sutton
explained. "Also, the side effects
these days are as minor as a sore


arm at the injection site. They are
improving on the vaccine every
year and the side effects from a few
years ago are a thing of the past."
Sutton also said that preven-
tion begins with everyone making a
concerted effort to stop the spread
of germs, specifically by adults
and, more often, children, washing
their hands frequently during the
day.
For those who suffer from the
flu, Sutton recommends treating
the symptoms with over-the-count-
er medications, drinking plenty of
fluids and, for children 18-and-
under, taking a non-aspirin prod-
uct for fever to avoid the risk of
Reye Syndrome.
Sutton then made note of the
location of the Gulf County Health
Department, adjacent to the Holly
Hill Cometary.
"With the enormous influenza
outbreak so many years ago that
almost wiped out this town, it
should stand as a permanent
reminder that the flu should be
taken, seriously and steps should
be taken to prevent it," Sutton con-
cluded.
The few remaining flu shots are
available at either the north or
south locations of the Gulf County
Health Department for $13.
Medicare and Medicaid patients up
to 19 years-old will receive 100 per-
cent coverage.
Please call prior to appoint-
ment time to make sure the vaccine
is still in stock. Patients can con-
tact the Port St. Joe Health
Department Office at 227-1276 or
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in penalties and interest, filed a lien
against more than $300,000 the
hospital was owed in "underpay-
ments" from Medicare.
Those underpayments -
Medicare initially pays just a por-
tion of bills submitted for payment,
though that payment is supposed to
be nearly the complete bill date
from June 1, 2000 to May 31, 2001.
Additionally, those underpay-
ments amounted to some 38 per-
cent of the original bills, meaning
the hospital had been denied signif-
icant cash funds it should have
received long ago.
Two weeks ago, the bankruptcy
judge filed an order saying the IRS
could not place a lien against the
whole $300,000-plus owed the hos-
pital, saying the agency was entitled
to $67,000 at this time.
Rude said that only this past
Tuesday, the U.S. Attorney in
Washington issued an order that
the funds be released to the hospi-
-tal, some $250,000.
Rude had also learned that all
recent Medicare billings from the
hospital were still sitting in
Washington.
'They were not paying the hos-
pital at all," Rude said. "In the past
month, month-and-a-half, they
haven't been receiving .any money
from the government for Medicare.
"It's almost like the IRS has a
vendetta."
He' said the U.S. Attorney is
investigating that situation, which
Rude said makes even less sense
when it is considered that the sale
of the hospital is pending, a sale
which includes provisions for the
IRS to get all money owed.
In any case, the $250,000
should be in the hospital's hands
within days.
Which, in turn means, that
employees should be brought up to
date on their pay.
Steeley said that some employ-
ees have gone nearly a month with-
out a check, adding that all employ-
ees will receive all monies due, but
that checks have been running late.
What makes it all the more
tough is that the hospital had,
about two months ago, received an
influx of accounts receivable cash
that had been tied up in another
company's bankruptcy a number
of hospitals around the country
went under due to similar circum-
stances.
Those dollars helped the hospital
catch up on payroll.,
Steeley added that if the
. Medicare funds ow.ed the hcpvral


were received the $250,000 noted
above he should be able to catch
all employee pay up to date.
Steeley was incredulous at the
apparently cold-hearted actions of
the entities withholding the money.
'To put that kind of emotional
strain on our employees" is almost
criminal, he said, saying the time of
year only compounded the distress.
The fiscal mess has done noth-
ing to assist the hospital's opera-
tions, which have taken another hit
the past couple of weeks with the
serious illness of an employee.,
That illness, which required
hospitalization, knocked one of the
key physicians covering the ER out
of the rotation, creating hardships
all around.
That employee covered the yeo-
man's share of night shifts in ER.
And there are simply an insuffi-
cient number of doctors on staff to
maintain 24/7 coverage in the ER,
necessitating the closing of the
emergency room after 5 p.m begin-
ning the week of Thanksgiving.
"There's just not enough of
them," Steeley said. "If we lose a
chunk of hours from the ER like
that, the others can't physically fill
the holes."
While that has had some


impact most county emergency
patients request transport to either
of the two Bay County hospitals and
the holidays are generally slow
times at night for emergency room -
Steeley said the daytime business
has been booming.
He guessed that many local
folks who use the ER as their pri-
mary care-giver simply wait for the
daytime to be checked out.
'The ER is up and running dur-
ing the day," Steeley said. "I'm not
even sure our ER visits are down,
it's so busy during the day."
Steeley said the ill employee is
recovering and should be released
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Sharks' Run At State Championship Comes To End


The Port St. Joe Sharks' run
for a Class A state football champi-
onship ended with Friday night's
41-13 loss to Jacksonville Trinity
Christian. They had defeated three
district champions on the road to
advance through the play-off as the
North Rural School Champions.
This set up a show down with
Trinity Christian, the state's #1
ranked team and defending Class A
state champions. And Trinity was
every bit as good as their 24 game
winning streak proclaimed.
Jacksonville's wing-t offense
featured Lamar Lewis, a senior
running back that has committed
to Florida State University. Lewis'
great balance, quick feet and break
away speed allowed him to pick
through the Sharks' defense for
145 yards rushing on 10 carries.


The Conquerors' other two
backs weren't too shabby either.
Fullback Drew Steinmetz had 76
yards rushing on 15 carries, while
Mike Bajalia picked up 83 yards on
12 carries.
The Conquerors took the open-
ing kick-off near midfield, and
quickly took a 7-0 lead with a four
play, 53-yard drive. Bajalia reeled
off 24 yards on the first play from
scrimmage. An 11 yard run by
Steinmetz two plays later, and a
personal foul penalty against the
Sharks moved them down to the
Port St. Joe nine-yard line. Lewis
then capped off the drive with a
nine yard touchdown run to give
Trinity a 7-0 lead with 11:04 left in
the first quarter.
The Sharks couldn't convert on
third-and-three, when Kenny


McFarland's pass to Stephen
Besore fell incomplete on a back-
side slant. Port St. Joe was forced
to punt, giving the Conquerors the
ball back on the Sharks' 42-yard
line.
Trinity kept its drive alive,
when Steinmetz powered through
the middle of the Sharks' defense
for a three yard gain on fourth-and-
one. Three plays later, Lewis spun
through three would-be-tacklers en
route to a 28 yard touchdown run.
The Conquerors added the point
after touchdown to take a 14-0 lead
with 7:03 remaining in the'first
quarter.
A holding penalty on their first
play from scrimmage, backed the
Sharks to give them a first-and-25
situation. A one yard run by
Randall Johnson, followed by two
incomplete passes forced the
Sharks to punt from their own 12-
yard line.
Jacksonville again took over
with good field position on the
Sharks' 46-yard line. Steinmetz
picked up a quick first down with a
13 yard run on the first play. Five
plays later, the Conquerors took a


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McFarland completed a 28
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sion. McFarland was sacked for a
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together their fourth straight scor-
ing drive to answer the Sharks. On
second-and-20, Le\is reeled off a'
64 yard toucidhdon run to..cap off
an 83 yard drive to give Trinity a
28-7 lead.


Port St. Joe picked up a quick
first down on their 4ollo\ving pos-
session, when NMcFarland and
Bailey teamed up for a 17 yard
play. Four plays later on fourth-
and-nine, the Sharks' coaching
staff called one of the best plays of
the season. The ball was snapped
to Parker on fake. punt, Parker
handed the ball off to Bailey, who
then. pitched to punter Randall
Johnson on the option for a 16
yard gain to move the chains. Two
plays later, McFarland connected
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WEWAHITCHKA 15, BAY HIGH 70
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 4TH
The Wewahitchka Gators fell to
1-2 on the season with Thursday
night's 70-15 loss to Bay High. The
Gators trailed 51-10 at halftime.
Johnny Jones led the Gators
with six points.
Score by Quarters
Bay High23 28 7 12 70
Gators 7 3 0 5 -15
WEWA (15)- Trinit Myers 2,
Trannon Myers 2, Johnny Jones 6,
Trey Goodwin 3, and David
Edwards 2.
BHS (70)- Gainer 2, Veazey 4, A.
Reed 4, Mason 2, Rasberry 5, B.
Reed 10, Shields 2, Troop 4,
Murner 17, Smith 2, York 2,
McGriff 14, and Moody 3.
WEWAHITCHKA 41, BLOUNTSTOWN 73
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 9TH
The Gators could not overcome
a 45-23 halftime deficit, as they fell
to Blountstown 73-47 in Tuesday
night's district game.


Trannon Myers led the Gators
(1-3, 0-1) with a game high 18
points. Trinit Myers and David
Edwards each followed with seven
points each.
"We've played some tough com-
petition," said coach Hollinsworth.
"Both Bay High and Blountstown
are final-four caliber teams. We
know that we are in a rebuilding
year, and it might take a couple of
years to get to same level as teams
like them. But our players are
working hard in practice, and giv-
ing good effort in games."
Score by Quarters
Tigers '26 19 22 6 73
Gators 10 13 8 10 -41
WEWA (41)- Trinit Myers 7,
Trannon Myers 18, Johnny Jones
4, David Edwards 7, Trey Goodwin
2, Kody Bidwell 2, and Brad
Sanders 2.
BHS (73)- Fitten 17, Warner 4,
Wilson 2, Garrett 15, Headings 9,
. Pitts 13, and Cooper 9.


Lady Gators Win Over


Blountstown Tigers 46-30


Trannon Myers led all scorers with 18 points against the Tigers.


WEWAHITCHKA 29, LIBERTY Co. 46
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 2ND
The Wewahitchka Lady Gators
fell to 0-2 on the season with last
Tuesday's 29-46 loss to Liberty
County. The Lady Gators trailed
24-9 at intermission.
Brandi Sasser made three 3-
pointers and led the Lady Gators
with 21 points.
Score by Quarters
Bulldogs 8 16 12 10 46
Gators 5 4 7 13 29
WEWA (29)- Brandi Sasser 21,
Megan Whitfield 4, Michelle Keith
1, and Amber Mitchell 3.
LCHS (46)- Holliday 26, Flowers 1,
Rudd 8, Deddie 2, Proctor 4, and
Holcomb 5.

WEWAHITCHKA 46, BLOUNTSTOWN 30
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 9TH


The Lady Gators picked up
their first win of the season
Tuesday night as they defeated vis-
iting Blountstown 46-30.
Wewahitchka (1-3, 1-0) raced out
to a 13-1 lead by the end of the first
quarter, and led 21-11 at halftime.
Brandi Sasser led all scorers
with a, game high 29 points.
Samantha Green followed with six
points.
Score by Quarters
Tigers 1 10 13 6 30
Gators 13 8 10 15 46
WEWA (46)- Hali Price 5, Courtney
Mc 2, Michelle Keith 2, Samantha
Green 6, Brandi Sasser 29, and
Amber Mitchell 2.
BHS (30)- Monlyn 4, Kastli 2,
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defender to make the catch in the
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the Conquerors lead to 28-13 with
5:08 left in the first half.
Lewis scored from seven yards
out with :41.3 seconds left in the
half to give Trinity a 35-13 lead
going into halftime.
The Conquerors made it 41-13
on their first possession of the sec-
ond half, which was their sixth
touchdown of the night on as many
possessions. Bajalia capped off the
drive with a four yard touchdown
run.
McFarland completed 12 of his
27 pass attempts for 167 yards
with two touchdowns and three
interceptions. Bailey also threw
one interception, while Johnson
did not complete his only pass
attempt.
Bailey had seven receptions for
86 yards and one touchdown.
Parker had one catch for 28 yards;
Owens caught two passes for 25
yards; Johnson had a 14 yard
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14 yards.
Brandon Thomas rushed for
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Johnson added 24 yards on eight
carries.
Jake Owens had 11 tackles
with one tackle for a loss, and
Garret Garland added 11 tackles to
lead the Sharks' defense. Brandon
Thomas followed with eight tackles.
The Sharks finished the season
with a 10-4 record.
'We had a great year," said
head coach John Palmer. "I'm real
happy with the way we came on at
the end. We grouped together as a
team, and made a great run in the
play-offs."
Score by Quarters
Trinity 21 14 6 0 41
Sharks 7 6 0 0 -13
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PSJ JTC
First Downs 10 14
Rushes/Yards 20-33 49-309
Passing Yards 167 40
Total Yards 200 349
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Sharks Lose Two By 5 Points


PORT ST. JOE 47, MARIANNA 50
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 4TH
The Port St. Joe Tiger Sharks
dropped to 0-2 on the season with
their second straight overtime loss,
falling to Marianna 47-50.
The game was tied 40-40 head-
ed into the extended period, where
the Bulldogs outscored the Tiger
Sharks 10-7.
Dennis Warren led Port St. Joe
with 17 points. Daniel Welch fol-
lowed with 11 points and five
assists, while Ashton Larry added
11. Thomas Webb led the team
with five rebounds.
Score by Quarters
Sharks 7 11 15 7 7-47
Bulldogs 10 19 15 610--50
PSJ (47)- Ashton Larry 11, Bart
Lowry 2, Bo Lenox 4, Daniel Welch


11, Thomas Webb 2, and Dennis
Warren 17.
MHS (50)- Thomas 10, Jay 10,
Thornton 2, Davis 2, Simmons 3,
Combs 17, Sanders 2, and Lovett
2.
PORT ST. JOE 55, MOSLEY 57
MONDAY, DECEMBER 8TH
The Tiger Sharks fell to 0-3
with Monday night's 57-55 loss to
Mosley.
Port St. Joe took a 31-25 lead
by halftime, but let the lead slip
away when they were outscored
20-9 in the third quarter.
Raye Bailey, in his first game,
back from football, led the team
with 14 points. Antonio Smiley,
also in his first game back from
football, followed with 10 points


and seven rebounds. Dennis
Warren added 10 points, while Bo
Lenox had three assists.
Port St. Joe travels to
Blountstown on Friday, then hosts
Sneads on Tuesday. Both games
are district games.
Score by Quarters
Sharks 14 17 9 15 55
Dolphins 10 15 20 12 57
PSJ (55)- Raye Bailey 14, Ashton
Larry 9, Bart Lowry 1, Bo Lenox 6,
Antonio Smiley 10, Daniel Welch 2,
Thomas Webb 3, and Dennis
Warren 10.
MHS (57)- Davis 16, Green 3,
Franklin 6, Williams 15,
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Liberty County.

Lady Sharks Even Record

with 47-28 Win Tuesday


PORT ST. JOE 47, LIBERTY Co. 28
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 9TH
The Lady Sharks improved to
2-2 overall on the season with
Tuesday night's 47-28 victory over
visiting Liberty County. Port St.
Joe jumped out to a 20-16 lead by
halftime, then outscored the Lady
Bulldogs 27-12 in the second half.

Flood Insurance
From Page 1
non-existent, for months.
If a property owner can secure
flood insurance in the private mar-
ket, the odds are that the policy
will be all but prohibitively expen-
sive.
The extra time prior to the
bill's hearings could be described
as a mixed bag.
It will provide additional time
for experts assembled by the Gulf
County Coastal Development
Association, to hone the presenta-
tion of their case for Congress.
That case will center around
se v era l fl a c to rs. .." .
'O, :ie"ie'i l-theg ar guent, 'which
will be presented by engineers who
have investigated the issue, that
Cape San Bias and Indian Pass
should have never been placed in
a CBRA zone to begin with, due to
development that existed at that
time, evidenced, the argument
goes, by the gerrymandering that
was done in establishing CBRA
and flood maps for the Cape and
Pass.
Further, bankers and mort-
gage brokers will explain the
impact on property owners, banks.
and mortgage brokers of the
inability to obtain affordable flood
insurance and the an ripple effect
that is having on development,
jobs and the county's tax rev-
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The flip side is that the extra
time will also afford any potential
opponents to Boyd's bill, particu-
larly environmental advocates.
I With the bill not being heard
until February, there is time for
such opponents to marshal resist-
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However, Boyd's bill is seen by
supporters as something of a com-
promise to those precise interests.
As opposed to what was origi-
nally intended, the bill does not
seek to strike down or counter-
mand CBRTA, but simply to provide
some flood insurance relief to
homeowners due to issues unique
to this area.


Gekeela Clemmons made four
3-pointers and led all scorers with
a game high 23 points. Shawna
Bond followed with 12 points
respectively.
The Lady Sharks travel to
Blountstown on Thursday, to
Rickards on Friday, and then to
Sneads on Tuesday.'
Score by Quarters
Bulldogs 3 13 7 5 28
Sharks 9 11 13 14 47
PSJ (47)- Shawna Bond 12,
Latrice Larry 4, Latreva North 2,
Tavia, Register 4, Gekeela
Clemmons 23, and Telisa Register
2.
LCHS (28)- Holliday 7, Rudd 12,
Ramsey 2, Holcomb 1, and Brock
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Fleece Vests ....... $34 retail...........$..22.99
Suede Vests........$47 retail.........$33.99
Cotton Hoodie.........$40 retail........$30.99
Matching Pants......$40 retail......$28.99
Capri Pants...$40 retail...$28.49-$30.99
Cotton Slacks...........$40 retail.......$30.99
Shorts........Linen, Cotton........$38 retail.....$27.99
Fishing Shirts..............$55 retail.........$38.49
Blouses.......$34 retail.......$1 5.99-$26.00
Fleece Jackets..........$55 retail.......$37.99
Knit Shirts.....$27retail..........$19.99-$20.99
Tropical Print Skirts...$3 retail..$30.99
Belts.......$22-$30 retail...........$18.99-$23.99
Design Caps......yellow, blue, coral..............$12.99


Hawaiian Print Caps..t. blue, navy, red..$4.99
Handbags...........Straw and Crocheted...........$21.99
W omen's Straw Hats .................$14.99
Necklaces, Anklets, Chokers..$2.99-$6.99
Men's Holiday Bargains
Fishing Shirts.$40-47 retai$31.99-$35.99
Sport Shirts.....................$40 retail........$29.99
Shirts....................hunting designs............$40 retai...$30.99
Polo Shirts.........patterned...$40 retail...........$27.99
Fleece Vests...various colors.... $55 retai....$41.99
Nylon Jackets...al Weather....$55 retail..$31.99
Chino Slacks....nin 3colors....$40 retail......$32.99
Sport Shorts..$34-$40 retai.$27.99-$28.59
Fleece Jackets.............$40 retail............$28.99
Polartec Jackets...........$8o retail...................$56.99
Belts ...leather, Braid..$12 to $28.50 retail..$9.99-$22.10


Capri Pants..$34 retaii.$21.99-$22.99
Boys shorts.....$34 retail....$21.99
Jackets....All-Weather...$........... retail..$25.99
Parkas................$67 retail..........$51.99
Flowered Hats... $ retail..$5.99
Ibex Raincoats..$2o retail.$15.99


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The Star, Port St. Joe, FL Thursday, Dec. 11, 2003 Page 13A


VFW Post 10069 Remembers Dec. 7, 1941


by Carly Johnson
After the Christmas parade
ended and the activities of Reid
Avenue concluded on Saturday,
Sunday remained a nationally sig-
nificant day to gather together as a
community.
An American anniversary that
is anything but joyful and jubilant,
Dec. 7, 1941, the day Pearl Harbor
was decimated by Japanese fire-
power, will remain forever a perma-
nent marking for all of those who
remember the day, just as if it was
yesterday. This year, as in years
past, the veterans in Port St. Joe
converged at their own John C.
Gainous VFW, Post 10069 to let
everyone know that they will never
forget the devastation and the sac-
rifices made for each person in the
United States.
Upon arrival under a sunny
sky to the somber celebration of life
given for a cause many patriots
hold dear, the stars and stripes
were dominant as they flew at half-
staff since sunrise. Chaplain Dr.
Talmadge Kennedy, Ph.D., and
Commander Earl Groh presided
over the tribute as Kennedy
reminded the crowd of soldiers
fighting then, and soldiers fighting
now far away. He spoke of their
valiant effort to preserve what all
Americans hold dear-freedom.
According to Kennedy, on that
beautiful December day in Hawaii
in 1941 that would ultimately bring
the United States into World War II,
in a span of a few hours 2,393
American men and women soldiers
were dead and 1,178 wounded.
These brave Americans who paid
the ultimate price for this country
were shown the gratitude they. so


Monday, December 15

Tuesday, December 16

Wednesday, December 10
Thursday, December 11
Friday, December 12

Saturday, December 13


rightly deserved, according to
Groh.
When the final bomb was
dropped on Hiroshima to end the
war in 1945, 256,330 Americans
killed and over 900,000 had been
wounded.
Sunday, those who knew
someone who never returned or
came back changed and distraught
from the effects of war, those who
fought themselves and those just
wanting to honor all American sol-
diers, congregated to hear a moving
rendition of 'Taps" as the flag was
raised to full-staff, then returned to
half-staff where it would remain
until sunset.
The occasion was followed by a
sincere and heart-felt discussion
among several in attendance about
what the date signifies in their
lives.


Sabiston-from


Sabiston was in Redington Shores
last week to interview for the posi-
tion and city commissioners had
apparently offered him the job.
"Paul was my No. 1 pick,"
Redington Shores commissioner
Marshall Reynolds told 'the St.'
Petersburg Times.
Things hit a bump, however,
late last week after information
reached Redington Shores, several
sources indicated a call or two orig-
inated from residents of Mexico
Beach, concerning the recently
released preliminary findings from
the state audit of the Mexico Beach
operations.
At least one Redington Shores
commissioner told ( the- -St.
Petersburg papersth-t he knew-
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Friends and veterans gathered together at the John C. Gainous VFW Post
10069 in Port St. Joe to honor and remember those who fought and died on
Dec. 7, 1941, at Pearl Harbor, the event that brought the United States into
World War II.


VFW Donates to
Page 8Christmas for


investigation of Sabiston which has
thus far remained confidential, the
facts not publicly available, and did
not feel Sabiston had hidden any-
thing from the commission.
Sabiston indicated that from
his end, other factors, particularly
the pay package offered by the city,
were concerns.
Over the weekend, Sabiston
said, the city indicated that despite
the revelation of the audit findings
and possible ethics investigation,
its offer was still on the table.
Sabiston. however, said on
,. Tuesday that hls. reply was.
"thanks. but no thanks" and chose
to remain in Mexico Beach.


KIds and Adults
On Saturday, December 6th,
following the Port St. Joe
Christmas parade, the John C.
Gainous VFW Post #10069 and its
ladies auxiliary donated the toys
they had picked up along the
parade route along with a $500.00
gift to Jerry Stokoe.
Shown in the above photos,
presenting the check are Betty
Rowland, Angel Moody, Wanda
Walker, Earl Groh (Post
Commander), Duf DeLon, Margaret
Barker, Jerry Stokoe, Ginny
Seefeldt, Betty Wheeler and
Dorthea Agostino. Presenting the
' bats of toys are Dick and Wanda
Valker and Saul Jones'to Jerry
Stokoe.


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A&A Homecare, Inc.'s ribbon cutting was held on Thursday signifying their official opening to assist ailing residents of Gulf County.


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Police Chief James Hersey
wants the public to think twice
before driving home after drinking
at a holiday party. The Port St. Joe
Police Department is on a mission
to catch impaired and unbuckled


drivers during the holidays, and
they say that a designated driver
should be chosen before judgement
is impaired by alcohol.
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January 4th, and the Port St. Joe
Police Department is joining with
law enforcement across the state to
reduce the number of holiday traf-
fic fatalities. Last year, there were a
number of alcohol-related traffic
fatalities in Florida over the
Christmas and New Year's holiday
period. These were all needless
tragedies which happened because
people chose to drive after drink-.
ing, and many times, were not
buckled up, said Chief Hersey.
"There are a lot of parties and
gatherings this time of year where
alcohol is served," said Chief
Hersey. "If you plan to drink, you
should make plans for transporta-
tion after the party, be it a desig-
nated driver, 'taxi, bus or some
other form of transportation. If you
host a party, don't let guests drive
after drinking. And remember, the
designated driver is not the least
impaired person; they should not
drink any alcoholic beverages at
all. During the holidays, our offi-
cers will be out to ensure that
impaired drivers are caught and
arrested, and that everyone is
buckled up."
Chief Hersey added that people
should not try to judge for them-
selves whether they are impaired.


"After .you have been drinking," he
said, "you are not able to deter-
mine the effect that alcohol has
had on your reaction time and
motor skills. You can lose your
freedom, health, money, time and
even the lives of loved ones. By
choosing to drive impaired, you
could be choosing to spend the
night in the hospital or in jail."
December 2: Amy M. Massey,
29, Port St. Joe, criminal mischief.
December 3: Kristine F.
Thweath, 36, Panama City, driving
with suspended license.
December 5: Michael D.
Flowers, 34, Port St. Joe, VOP;
Louie G. Bryant, 49, Wewahitchka,
VOP-possession of cocaine and
drug paraphernalia.
December 6: Christian N.
Gibson, 18, Port St. Joe. posses-
sion of marijuana and drug para-
phernalia.
Mexico Beach
Police Report
The Mexico Beach Police
Department answered 79 calls for
service and investigated two thefts
during the week of December 1st to
7th. They also issued one traffic
citation and three warnings.


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Truant Officer Gets Car


Gulf County Sheriff Michael L.
Hammond presented the Gulf
County School Board with the keys
to a marked patrol unit recently.
The vehicle will be used by Truant
Officer Tony Strange and is marked
to identify the Truant Officer.
Though the vehicle is not new,' it is
equipped with a radio for commu-
nications with the Sheriffs Office


and deputies should the need
arise. Sheriff Hammond said,
"Anytime one agency can help
another and the public benefits,
I'm pleased."
Sheriff Michael L. Hammond
presents the keys to the "new"
Truant Officer Unit to Officer Tony
Strange, as Supt. Jerry Kelley
looks on.


HURRY, HURRY THIS WEEK


IS THE LAST CHANCE
A mail box, with connections direct to Santa at the
North Pole, has been placed in the vacant lot adjacent to
Port St. Joe's City Hall for kids to mail those all important
wishful letters and a mail delivery service, with connec-
tions directly to Santa at the North Pole, has also been
placed at The Star (209-211 Reid Avenue) or PO Box 308,
Port St. Joe, FL 32457 for kids to mail those all important
wish-filled letters. 'So get started on yours now!
The letters will be sentt to Santa, who will personally
read and answer all letters that include a self-addressed,
stamped envelope. The letters will then be forwarded to
The Star for printing in the Christmas issue (December
22).
The deadline for mailing Santa letters and receiving a
reply from the famous man in red is 5:00 p.m. on
December 12, so everyone get writing and be sure to get
your letters in soon!


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speech is better, and psychologically, the
individual feels like the teeth are as real in
all ways as they were before they were lost.
S Esthetically, fixed bridges vary in diffi-
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Soften duplicate existing shapes so that the
new teeth blend in with those remaining;
but with a large-span bridge, the dentist may have to create a com-
pletely new smile. Tooth individuality is a challenge as well. The
adjacent teeth are always connected to the replacements, for the
missing teeth. Since they are one continuous unit, the aim is to
make each tooth look individual.
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each side of the empty space. However, if there are several missing
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Festival Of iM ight
this weekend...

Friday, December 12
]Festival of lights
Starts at 7:00 p.m., meet at Centennial Building


Saturday, December 13'*
First United Methodist Church
Tour of Homes
Starts at 2:00 p.m., meet at the First United Methodist Church

American Cancer Society Christmas Ball
Starts at 7:00 pm at the Centennial Building


"THE I.u I I .ls YOU HANDLE IT, THE
LESS YOUR INSURANCE MAY COST."


Sheriff Michael Hammond, right, hands over the keys.


Here at Oyster Country we salute
the Port St Joe Sharks for. a
Fantastic Season and also we want-
ed to salute our sponsors who sup-
ported the Sharks from the begin-
do.ning, and stood behind the Sharks
win or loose.
St. Joe Company Coastal
SEmeiald Coast Community Bank
Federal GT Comrn
SCredit Union Sunset Coastal Grill
Arizona Chemical Carpet County
SDuran's Piggly Halfhells of
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Methodist Church iple B Sports
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Live Nativity Begins Dec. 19th


First United Methodist Church
of Port St. Joe will hold its annual
live nativity won December 19th,


Newton Graduates
Basic Training
Air Force Airman Christopher
R. Newton has graduated from
basic rfillitarA.'tainiig at Lacikliid
Air Force Base. San Antonio,
Texas.
During the six weeks of train-
ing, the airman studied the Air
Force mission, organization, and
military customs and courtesies;
performed drill and ceremony
marches, and received physical
training, rifle marksmanship, field
training exercises, and special
training in human relations.
In addition, airmen who com-
plete basic training .earn credits
toward an associate degree
through the Community College of
the Air Force.
Newton earned distinction as
an honor graduate.
He is the brother of John
Newton of Apalachee Parkway,
Tallahassee, Fla., and the grand-
son of Johnnie Newton of Maple
St., Wewahitchka.
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20th, and 21st from 6:00 p.m. to
8:30 p.m. each night. On Sunday,
December 21st, the evening wor-
ship service will be held at the
nativity scene.
The nativity has become a tra-
dition within the community. Go
and be reminded of the real mean-
ing of Christmas.
The church also announces
the following scheduled events
that will be taking place to cele-
brate Christmas.
On December 14th, at the


11:00 a.m. morning worship senv-
ice, the hand bells will be featured.
At the evening service, the chil-
dren will present their Christmas
program, Backward Christmas
Pageant, at 6:00 p.m.
On Sunday, December 21st,
the chancel choir will present their
Christmas cantata, The Joy of
Christmas, at 11:00 a.m.
The community is invited to go
and be blessed at all these servic-
es. All service times are Eastern
Standard.


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Home Adventures


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Leslie Ann Faison and Clay Shannon Cox


Faison/Cox to Wed
Carol Parker Faison and James Bruce Faison are pleased to
announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter,
Leslie Ann Faison, to Clay Shannon Cox, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jimmie
Harold Cox of Sneads. A January wedding is planned.
Miss Faison is the granddaughter of Mary Mosley Parker and the late
William John Parker. Paternal grandparents are Joyce Sport Faison and
the late James LamAr Faison.
Grandparents of Mr. Cox are the late Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Franklin
Cox and the late Mr. and Mrs. Guy Clarence Attaway, all of Sneads.
Miss FtiSon is a 1996 graduate of Port St. Joe High School. She
received an Associate of Science degree in nursing from Gulf Coast
Community College in 1998. She graduated from Florida State University
with'a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing in 2003, and is currently
employed by Covenant Hospice.
Mr. Cox is a 1994 graduate of Port St. Joe High School. He attended
Gulf Coast Community College and holds an Associate of Science degree
in building construction. He is
employed by Preble-Rish
Engineering as a Project
Representative with their Panama
City firm.

Alison Turns Five
Alison Faith Gay celebrated
her fifth birthday on November
15th, at Silver Circle East Skating
with her family & friends. Alison's 4.
mom, brother, PawPaw & Granny 'l, .
Kennington, uncles,' aunts, -Iva
cousins and many friends helped- .,
her celebrate her big day.
Alison is the daughter. of Kellie
Kennington & Bobby Gay. -Alison t i
is tlq~,granddaughter of Buddy & .
SueAnn Kennington and Robefrt &
Audrey'Gay, all of Port St. Joe. Alison Gay






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on October 9th at Halifax Medical
Center in Daytona Beach. She
weighed 8 pounds, 5 ounces nd
was 21 inches long.
Emily is the granddaughter of
Susan and the late Jimmy Wilder
of Port St. Joe and Bonnie Grimm
of Orlando. She is the great grand-
daughter of Betty Curlee and the
late James Curlee of St. Joe Beach
and Charlotte Grimm of Baltimore.
Emily is also the great-grand-
daughter of the late Byron and
Myrtice Wilder of Port St. Joe and
the late' Charles and Shirley
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She was welcomed home by
her big sister, Ashley.

Senior Citizens

Plan Yard Sale

December 13th
The Gulf County Senior
Citizens will be holding a yard sale
on December 13th at 1208 Palm
Boulevard from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00
noon. There will be couches,
chairs, small tables, a dining room
table with chairs, stereo with
tape/record player, knick knacks,
glassware, microwave, television
w/VCR, bed frame, stuffed animals
and more. The yard sale will be
6ei1 rain or shine inside. All pro-
ceeds will be used to help pay for
meals and transportation.


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PSJ Garden
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The Port St. Joe Garden Club
celebrated their yearly Christmas
in the Garden workshop day on
November 8th in the garden cen-
ter. Numerous designers showed
each person attending their spe-
cial approach to decorating
wreaths, glass containers, and
arrangements using everything
from seashells to dried flowers.
After numerous door prizes
were given out, the guests and
those attending had refreshments
outside in the newly designed gar-
dens.


Brooks Kennington

Brooks Turns "4"
Brooks Kennington celebrated
his fourth birthday with all of his
friends and family on November
29th, at Paw Paw and Granny's
house with a Finding Nemo Party.
Brooks is the son of Chris and
Andrea Kennington and the broth-
er of Jenifer and Katherine
Kennington. Brooks is the grand-
son of Grady & Sharon Stanley of
Lynn Haven and Buddy & Sue
Ann Kennington of Port St. Joe.

AARP Christmas
Party Dec. 11
The AARP Chapter of Mexico
Beach will have their annual
Christmas party on December
11th at the Fish House in Mexico
Beach. The social hour will begin
at 5:00 p.m. (CT) and the dinner at
6:00 p.m. (CT). A new slate of offi-
cers for the coming year will be
installed at this time.
The cost is $15.00 per person.
To make reservations, call Terri
White at 648-8113 no later than
Wednesday, December 10th.

Wewa Commodity
Certification Dec. 17
Certification (onlvl for
WVewahitchka commodity recipi-
ents \will take place on Wednesday.
December 17th. from 12:,00 to
4:00 p.m. CT at the Old Gulf
County Courthouse in
Wewah itc hka.
b, -..,T. Cojmmoditv Office.,. n
.R&oi;i 3 oftW 4: lbertJ -Mor.e-
AdmnirTstratifve. g.ltt a. _the
Courthouse in Port St. Joe is open
Monday\ through Fnda' except
holidays) from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00
p.m. and 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. ET for
certification.
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January. For further information,
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Kaylee Murphy


Kaylee Is "6"
Kaylee Elizabeth Murphy was
wished a happy sixth birthday on
December 1st by her family and
friends. Kaylee's parents are
Bobby and Paige Murphy and she
has four siblings: Trey, Adam,
Chris, and Shaina Murphy.
Kaylee was given two birthday
parties. One was held in Havana
at her grandparents' home,
Jimmy and Margaret O'Neal. It
was attended by her aunts Kim
and Shannon and her cousins.
Her second party was at Lake
Alice and attended by many
friends.


Currently available for adop-
tion at the Humane Society are
Duke, a large brown/tan dog, with
white chest (pictured); Tootsie, a
grown, yellow lab female, house-
trained; Nikky, a white female lab
pup about 4 months; Dudley, a
dark brown male longhair; Marcel,
a golden retriever mix.
Tilley, a grown chocolate
female lab; Homer, a black/white


kitty about 6 8 weeks; Cee Cee, a
5 month old tri-colored female
kitty; Cindi, 'a tabby kitty 4
months old; and a large number of
kittens. Please come see!
SFor more information, contact
the St. Joseph Bay Humane
Society at 227-1103 or visit .the
Humane Society's web site at
www.sjbhumanesociety.org.


Properties For Sale

By Owner
LIBERTY COUNTY PROPERTIES
Ochlockonee Riverfront Property just off Hwy 67, 12 miles North of Carrabelle. 2
through 4 acres Riverfront parcels with private boat landings $100,000 and up. Also V2 to
1 acre parcels with deeded access to landing with 100 foot of river frontage adjoining
State Forest $12,500 and up.
Apalachicola National Forest Small and large acre tracts. Hundreds of acres to
choose from. Located in and around Sumatra in developer friendly Liberty County.'
Endless possibilities. With zoning already in place. Just 25 miles from coast up Hwy 65.
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AREA BUS TOUR

The Cape San BIs a office of Aurlhor lre.-ailu : j1Iurtg:lan
ulomnpanEi in'.ters vyou to Ioin us it:r a bus tour of rth, ncighborhoi:od, and
beaches from Indian Pass through Cjpe San Bias. W\e ill be departing trom
our .Anclhr office on the Cape at I p m. on Saturday, December 13. \Ve plan
to return bi 3 p.m. Experienced Raltors r v1ll share with guests characteristics
of ,.'arius locations alh.ng our coast as well vci n current marker trends.

'The North/South section of Cape San Blas I'ret facing beaches has the
larIest concentrauon of residences. many :.f which are on the rental market.
The beaches are pristine white sand and rhe warer is blue. These beaches are
adiacenr to the famous beaches of St. Joicph State Park. voted 7l beach in the
U.5. by "Dr. Beach" tor the year 2002.
'The Easr/Wesr section of Cape San Bias (south facing beaches is rapidly
developing, both with single family homes and rtovnhomes or condominiums.
Its beaches are .tide. and thev are backed by a section of lush vegetauon.
"C-30A hais '.ide beaches in an arci where federal flood insurance is available.
Avoiding the FENLA flood instance U~fue makes this a popular in'.escment
location. \\ith les, v'eeration than ar the beginning of rhe Cape, the 'lev.is are
very open here.
The Indian P ss communirv has more o d neighborhood feeling to it than our
other areas. Characterized by smaller, older homes, it has seen lors of renova-
ion activirv in the last several years. Shelling i good on the beaches, and it is
a ver' popular spot for fishermen.
Space is limited, please call (850) 229-2777 to reserve your seat.


S .. 499, 0 Money Bayou Gulf View
i T\o bedrooms plus loft, two
bath custom home with large
l gamni room, lots of extra fea-
tures. High ceilings, beautiful
Vview of the Gulf. Federal flood
insurance available.
tMvLS#98196. Call Paulette
Cleare or Sammy Thompson,
: ... Reahonrs 850-229-2777

ENDLESS SUMMER >
Cape San Bias First Tier
Brand new four bedroom
three and one-half bath home *
is partially furnished and has
elevator shaft. Boardwalk
access to beach. Excellent .. "I
Gulf views. MLS#96163. ir &
Call Sammy Thompson r .. -
Paulette Cleare, -a .'
850-229-2777. ,
-THE DUNES CLUB
.-. OF CAPE SAN BLAS
S' Cape San Bias Gulf front
.6 Four condo units and two
duplex first tier, units left in
I W11 IF Lrhi i beach-front comrtwiry;
RIM o P ol, tennis court, 'iar p~'tk-
41; lrlq in. appliances and storm
q11j rt shuters included.
y' ^-- hMLS#98005, 98076, 94161,
48.. .- 53, 95177, 95178. Call
Paulette Cleare or Sammy Thompson, Realtors 850-229-2777.


FOXFIRE)
SCape San Bias Bay Front
Quality built 5300 square ~
foot home with many custom
features. Great home tor
entertaining. Private board-
.walk, to 350' shallow water S
dock onbay. MLS#8711. Call
Paulette. Cleare or Sammn y
Thompson, Realtors" S50-
229-2777.


Cape San Bias Interior
Immaculate: two bedroom,
two bath townhome is cen-
trally located to pool, tennis,
ponds. Boardwalk to the
beach. MLS#97623. Call


Donna Murray,
850-229-2777.


Realtor


a "CAPE SAN BLAS LANDMARK"
Great Business Opportunity in the
heart of, the #1 Beaches.
BeachComber's Restaurant is offered
*,gg turn-key including all fixtures, invento-
ry, staffing,, and business. A RARE
OPPORTUNITY AND OFFERED
AT $695,000.
S


Gulf front home on Cape San
Bias This home features incredible
views and spacious decks. Newly
remodeled. Offered @ $629,000.


SCommercal building located in
downtown Port St. Joe. 2700
gg square feet with showroom and 3
6 offices plus additional storage.
Recently renovated. Priced to sell @
$250,000.


4975-A Cape San Bias Road, Port St. Joe, FL 32456
Business: 850-227-9000 Toll-Free: 866-229-5525 Fax: 850-227-9111
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boasts superb views, vaulted ceilings,
fireplace, spacious decks, snappy
decor and much more! OFFERED
FULLY FURNISHED 1 @
$289,500. AND 1 @$295,500.


Moonrise Drive, 1st tier @
$350,000.
Green Hill, Gulf View, $145,000.
Country Club Drive @ $125,000.
Moonrise Drive on Cape San Bias
$165,000.
Indian Lagoon Waterfront, 1 acre
+-, $350,000.
Gulf Front on Cape San Bias,
51'x312't, $399,000.


BAYVIEW ON SCENIC HWY C-
30. This 3 BR/ 2 BA home is fully fur-
nished featuring bay views and above II0e
ground pool. Offered @
$183,500.




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"1ST TIER IN ST. JOE BEACH. 6,D
This 5 BR/4 BA home is zoned com- -
mercial and perfect for a Bed & N
Breakfast. PRICED TO SELL @ W
$465,000. a.-


Ig '- ,- 1 lamarCWw-
"Location, Location, Location
On Indian Pass Beach with
sweeping views of the Gulf'of
Mexico. Quality construction, "3
BR/2.5 BA with office, gas fireplace,
wet bar, and professionally decorated.
OFFERED @ $1,100,000.


PRISTINE BAY>
Cape San Bias Bayfront
New three bedroom plus
activity room, three bath new
home on the Bay. Stainless
appliances, shared dock and
great Gulf I view!
MLS#95928. Call Sammy
Thompson or Paulette
Cleare, Realtors 850-229-
2777.


-625,000


LOTS:
Gulf View Cape San Bias. Two lots to be sold together would make
nice second and third tier homesites.MLS#96845. $450,000. Call
Margaret Fletcher or Jeff Fletcher, Realtors 850-229-2777.
Seven offices conveniently located to serve you:


4693 Cape San Bias Road (C30E)
Cape San Bias, FL 32456
850-229-2777 866-654-0999
119 Franklin Boulevard
St. George Island, FL 32328
850-927-3177 800-525-4793
314 St. James Street (Hwy. 98)
Carrabelle, FL 32322
850-697-9000 800-613-5962


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Mexico Beach, FL 32410
850-648-2020 866-692-3224
169 Gramercy Plantation
Eastpoint, FL 32328
850-670-8000 800-409-3204


6260 Highway 98
St. Joe Beach, FL 32456
850-647-3333 800-411-3717
82 Sixth Street (& Hwy. 98)
Apalachicola, FL 32320
850-653-3333 800-624-3964


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"SMOKE SIGNALS"
from
S ewahitchka

Elementary

School


By: Lori Price
Enrique "Kiki" Camarena grew
up in a dirt-floored house with
hopes and dreams of making a dif-
ference.
Camarena worked his way
through college, served in the
Marines and became a police offi-
cer. When he decided to join the
U.S. Drug Enforcement
Administration, his mother tried to
talk him out of it. "I can't not do
this," he told her. "I'm only one
person, but I want to make a dif-
ference."
The DEA sent Camarena to
work undercover in Mexico investi-
gating a major drug cartel believed
to include officers in the Mexican
army, police and government. On
February 7, 1985, the 37-year-old
Camarena left his office to meet


his wife for lunch. Five men
appeared at the agent's side and
shoved him in a car. One month
later, Camarena's body was found
in a shallow grave. He had been
tortured to death.
In honor of Camarena's mem-
ory and his battle against illegal
drugs, friends and neighbors
began to wear red badges of satin.
Parents, sick of the destruction of
alcohol and other drugs, had
begun forming coalitions. Some of
these new coalitions took
Camarena as their model and
embraced his belief that one per-
son can make a difference. These
coalitions also adopted the symbol
of Camarena's memory, the red
ribbon.
The National Family
Partnership organized the first Red
Ribbon Campaign in 1988. Since


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that time, the campaign has
reached millions of U.S. children.
Wewahitchka Elementary
School joined the Red Ribbon
Campaign several years ago. Our
teachers and administrators fully
support this grassroots effort to
protect children from the dangers
of alcohol and other drugs.


Wewa Elementary 4th


Graders "Dare To Dream"


What made Orville and Wilber
Wright special? How about Helen
Keller, Hank Aaron, or even Walt
Disney? Recently, fourth graders
in Debbie Gerber's class at
Wewahitchka Elementary School
spent a few .weeks researching
famous people, and finding out
what made them special. 'Each
student chose a famous person to
research and then wrote an expos-
itory paper answering the ques-
tion, "What made this person
famous?"
Amazingly enough, each stu-
dent discovered that famous peo-
ple share a common goal, they
"Dared to Dream." Whether their
famous person was an athlete,
dancer, inventor, or astronaut,
they each set a goal and set out to
accomplish their goals.
The best part of the whole
project was the oral reports The
students dressed like their famous
. person and gave a short report
about their famous person's life! It
was a fabulous day having so


many famous people togethet- all w as to remember that in all that'
they endeavor throughout their
at one time! The goal of the class te eeavr tt
lives, "Dare to Dream."


Corrections Course at GCCC


PUBLIC NOTICE


The Gulf County Board of County Commissioners has resched-
uled their 'regular meeting on Tuesday, December 23, 2003 to
Monday, December 22, 2003 at 6:00 p.m., E.S.T., in their meet-
ing room in the Robert M. Moore Administration Building at the
Gulf County Courthouse Complex in Port St. Joe, Florida.

BILLY E. TRAYLOR
CHAIRMAN

Publish December 11 &18 2003


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Port St. Joe, FL 32456

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The Division of Public
Safety/Criminal Justice Training
Academy of Gulf Coast
Community College will offer full-
time Correctional Officer Basic
Standards courses at the North
Bay Center in Southport, begin-
ning January 22, 2004 at 8:00
a.m. (CST), and at the
Gulf/Franklin Center in Port St.
Joe, beginning January 26, 2004
at 8:00 a.m. (EST).
Correctional -Officer Basic
Standards is required in order to
be eligible for the Florida
Certification Examination for


Correctional Officers.
The classes will meet five days
a week, eight hours a day, for
approximately four months. The
courses require advance applica-
tion and testing. For additional
information, call Lorne Brooks or
Jackie Vaughn at the North Bay
Center at (850) 747-3233 Monday
through Friday, from 7:30 a.m. to
5:00 p.m. (CST), ori Brenda
Burkett at the Gulf/Franklin
Center at (850) 227-9670, Monday
through Friday, from 8:00 a.m. to
4:00 p.m. (EST).


Real Estate
Answers to Real Estate questions
from your local Century 21 Agents.


SELLING YOUR HOME IN THE WINTER
By: Patricia Raap
In many parts of the country, selling a home during the winter months can be a challenge. Dreary,
cold weather and the end-of-the-year holidays can keep buyers away and heighten fears of your home
staying on the market longer than expected.
However, there are a few things you can do to enhance "curb appeal." And when that happens,
buyers will take notice.
For example, if your home has been on the market for more than six months, its probably time to
change the sales approach. There are several factors that could be.reviewed with your real estate agent
to determine improvements that can be made. Ask for a reassessment of the sales price; it may be too
high for the current market. Also, ask the agent for a new or updated marketing plan and ask for a
specific explanation of each activity. Marketing your home goes beyond a few ads in the newspaper
and a listing on the Multiple Listing Service (MLS); a good agent will do more to get your home sold.
If your current agent doesn't respond to your satisfaction, you should contact the real estate broker
(the owner of the office) and ask for a different sales agent or, if you're no longer under any con-
tractual obligation to the firm, it might be time to change real estate offices entirely.
When setting the asking price through a comparative marketing analysis, compare similar homes
sold in the winter months. Many owners set their asking price too high because of comparisons with
sales prices during peak seasons. Always try to compare like properties sold at the same time of year.
Once you've settled on an asking price, its time to spruce up the interior and exterior of your home.
Many real estate agents recommend opening as many curtains as possible to add light and color to
rooms. Also, it's suggested that you keep spring and summer pictures of your home out on tables and
in clear view.. Photos of your front yard flowers or the backyard shade tree in full summer bloom can
help swing many buyers in favor of a purchase.
Staying on top of winter maintenance and chores ;s another sure-fire way of adding value to your
home. A neatly shoveled driveway and cleared walkway can add a nice touch. Make sure the furnace
is in good working condition and that the room temperature is kept at a comfortable level. Also, check
to see that the basement if dry and sealed from any drafts.
Take yourself on a tour of your home. Start in the basement and work you way through the house.
More than likely you'll see many previously undiscovered cluttered spaces and needed repairs that can
turn off potential buyers.
Don't overload your home with holiday decorations, either. The buyer should have a chance to see
you home in its everyday condition.
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approx. 8 miles to the beach!
MLS#97412 $180,000.
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Mexico Beach Office, 101 South 33rd Street at Hwy. 98
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PORT ST. JOE
ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

DOLPHIN NEWS

Parents are encouraged to
attend our PTO meeting on
Thursday, December 11th at 5:30
pm in the auditorium.
Our students, faculty and
staff enjoyed performances by the
Bits 'N Pieces Puppet Theatre. A
special thanks to the Junior
Service League for providing fund-
ing for this event.
School will be dismissed early
on Friday, December 19th, due to
our Christmas Holidays. Students
return to school on Thursday,
January 8th.


'Peacebuilders of the Week for December 1 5, 2003
Front row, left to right: 1st grade, Davida Tschudi; Kindergarten, Will Ramsey and Morgan Gant; Pre-K, Trenton Lewis.
Back row, left to right: 5th grade, Sarah Murnan; 4th grade, Daniel May; 3rd, Lexi Strickland; 2nd grade, Annalisa
Childress.


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Talk
By: Ashley McIntire
Well, it's that time of year
again. That's right, it's crunch time
for the students of Port St. Joe
High School. Although a majority of
us are not looking forward to them,
finals are next week (December 17-
19). The exam schedule reads as
follows: Wednesday-first and third
periods. Thursday-second and
fourth periods. Friday-fifth and
sixth periods. Good luck to all my
fellow classmates! Also, school will
be dismissed at 12:00 noon on
Friday, December 19th.
In sports last week, our St. Joe
Shaiks made a valiant effort by
making it to the qualifying game for
the football playoffs! However, on
Friday, December 5th, they suf-
fered a defeating blow, losing to
Jacksonville's Trinity Christiana4,1- ..
13. We are proud of the Sharks for
a great season.
In other news, the National
Honor Society is sponsoring a
blood drive on January 14, 2004,
at Port St. Joe High School from
.8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Anyone
.who is 17 or older is invited and
encouraged to go and give blood.
I would like to congratulate
Mrs. Comforter for. earning this
year's 'Teacher of the year" award
and also Mrs. Bouington for attain-
ing the "Eniployee of the .Year"
award. Mrs. Comforter is also host-
ing this year's dinner theatre on
SDecember 15th to a sold out audi-
ence.-
As this year comes to a close, I
realize that we seniors only have a
few months left before our lives are.
,going to. become drastically differ-,
Sent. I wish the best of luck to all of
us in life, and for the remaining
semester of high school.

GCCC Receives

Accreditation For

Physical Therapy
The Physical Therapist
Assistant Program of the Health
Sciences Division at,Gulf Coast
Community College recently
received the final report from.the
Commission on Accreditation in
Physical Therapy Education.
Dr. Judy Dobeck, coordinator
of the Physical Therapist Assistant
Program and Holly Gunning, assis-.
tant coordinator of the program,
reported that the program was
found to be in compliance with pro-
gram standards and has been
awarded a ten year accredited sta-
tus.
For ad itional information
regarding the Physical Therapy
Assistant Program call the Health
Sciences Division at 872-3827.


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MEXICO BEACH: 40 HWY 98: Unobstucted
Gulf view! 3 BR 2 BA home totally renovated in
2001-replumbed, rewired, new appliances,
windows, front porch enclosed-heated s& cooled.
Many other improvements. Just move in and
enjoy the view! Ask for Ellen.
$575,000 MLS #95491


MEXICO BEACH : 105 S. 41ST STREET :.
Beachside duplex unit, 3BR 1.5 BA on one side,
2 BR 1.5BAon the other, fully furnished. Brick
with wood trim, separate backyard patio areas
for each. Shared laundry space. Great rental
potential. Call Brenda Miller 850-648-5683
$479,500 MLS #97155


1ST HOUSE ON DESOTO ST.: Great location
to dedicated beach 4 BR 3 BA immaculate and
well maintained with Gulf View from deck and
master Br deck! Ideal floor plan with 2 BR 2 B
upstairs, 2 BR1 BA downstairs for children, guests,
or mother-in-law with kitchen, living room. 2
landscaped lots 50' x 150' each. T'jP,, ll. l .,rlih:..-'
Must see! Ask for Ellen 800-260-1137 Ext. 16
$450,000 MLS #97374


112A S. 37TH STREET : MEXICO BEACH :
Desirable end unit townhouse on the pier road.
Completely furnished, good rental history. 2BR
2 BA. Walk outthe front door and be on the
beach in a few steps. Ready for the new o0ner.
Call Brenda Miller 850-648-5683 ext. 14 today.
$235,000 MLS #96628


110 MISFIT I .N[.iINC : 4 BR 2BA one-of-a-
kind waterfront retreat at the head of Sauls Creek.
\Approx' 1,100 front foot on creek, 30+acres
surrounded by state owned land. 25 minutes by
boat to Apalachicola. Contact Mark Schultz 850-
227-9600
$299,900 MLS #97651














1916 FOREST PARK AVE: House sits on large
corner lot 130'x135'. 3BR 2.5 BA plus additional
room that can be used for office or 4th bedroom.
Privacy fence around backyard and screened in
pool enclosure.Lots of unique features in this
home makes it nice. Call Carol for more info @
800.451.2349 or 850.227.4252
MLS #97976


2291 HWY C-30 : One of a kind beautiful home
overlooking St. Joseph's Bay. 4BR 2.5 BA situated
on approx. 1.95 acres. View on our website
www.C21GCR.com. Ask for Susie White.
$750,000 MLS #96587




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184 S. OAK STREET: INDIAN PASS: 3BR 2BA
Fantastic view of the Gulf. Home is in excellent
condition. Call Mark Schultz 850-227-9600.
$449,900 MLS #97868


PORT ST JOE: 124 CABELL DRIVE: 4BR 3BA
home situated on a nice oversized corner lot. Tile
floors,-screened porch, sprinkler system, beautiful
landscaping and many more amenities. This is a
must see: Call Susie White for more information.
$425,000 MLS #96994


131 BARBARA DRIVE: 3 BR 2 BA very well kept
brick home built in 1984 with approx. 2000 sq.
ft. Centrally located near schools, gym and
downtown Port St. Joe. Enclosed pool with
privacy fence around back yard. Call Carol Bell
for info @ 800.451.2349. MLS #96923


488 IDLEWOOD DRIVE : 4BR 3BA beautiful
plantation style home situated on 17 acres with
Dead Lakes in the back of property. Over 3500
sq. ft. and includes in' ground pool. For more info,
call Carol Bell @ 850.227.4252
$350,000 MLS #97483


Seacliffs Townhomes and Condos
Gated Gulf front community near state park.
Compare size, location, quality of beach quality
of water, construction quality, views of beach
and water against any of the other complexes on
the market and you v. ll .UYl' AT SEACLIFFS!

,GULF FRONT CONDO AT SEACLIFFS'
Best views possible-great sunsets. Large 3 BR 3.5
BA end unit condo in gated coifimunity on,
America's #1 beach. Completely furnished.
Excellent rental income. Call Preston Russ.
$449,000 MLS #95348

LARGE LUXURY TOWNHOME with great
views : Seacliffs of Cape San Bias with just a short
walk to St. Joseph's State Park. 4 BR 4.5 BA, 2256
sqft. townhome with private elevator. Beautiful
tile floors, custom paint, many upgrades. 3 large
decks with great views. Sit in your living room
and watch the water. Open today for you to view.
Furnished by Tiffins. Call Preston Russ.
$450,000 MLS,#97881

SUPER-SIZED TOWNHOME with super views
: One of a kind 7 BR, 4200 sqft. living area with
1450 sqft. of decks. Huge living room on top
-floor with 8'x46'.cantilevered deck facing the
gulf. Ready to be finished your way. There is no
place like this on Cape San Bias and this would
make a great corporate getaway orvacation rental
property. Located at Seacliffs on Cape San Bias.
Available now. Call Preston Russ,
$850,000 MLS #93498


105 LUCIA AVE.: BEACON HILL: 2BR 2BA
Gulf view custom built home, open living area,
energy efficient, in ground heated pool, corner
lot. Has parking for RV with septic hookup.
$269,000 MLS #96971


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406 NAUTILUS DR.: SEASHORES S/D: ST.
JOE BEACH : Beautiful and comfortable 3 BR 2
BA home in quiet, nice neighborhood. Cathedral
ceiling in living room with fireplace. Decorator
touches throughout. 4 years old and well
maintained. Call Ellen 1-800-260-1137 Ext 16
or 647-8939
$289,000 MLS #97696


CAPE SAN BLAS : Nice 3BR 2BA home with
deeded Gulf and Bay access. The layout
of this house is fantastic both inside and out.
Great for entertaining.
$295,000 MLS #97313


PARK POINT AT SECLUDED DUNES: Thi'
subdivision offers lots with Gulf access
contigous to the St. Joseph State Park with
community pool, paved roads and central water.
Lots starting at $179,900 MLS #97138


216 GUI.F AIRE DR: GULF AIRE S/D: ST. JOE
BEACH: See the Gulf and enjoy the breeze from
your large screen porch! Well maintained 3 BR
2 BA home. Downstairs laundry/utility with
CH/A. Nice covered patio on back with shower.
Landscaped yard. Very comfortable and ready
for year-round living or investment. In subdivision
with swimming pool, tennis court, and beach
access. Call Ellen at 1-800-260-1137 ext. 16 or
850-647-8939.
$295,000


1912 LONG AVE.: PORT ST. JOE: Cozy 3 BR
1 BA home situated on 2 lots. 3 blocks from St.
Joseph's Bay. Centrally located near downtown
Port St. Joe, churches and schools. Call Susie
White today for an appointment 1-800-451-2349
or 850-227-9600.
$174,900 MLS #96592


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CHIPOLA LANDING : Enjoy quiet country
living in Dalkeith. 1/2 acre to 6 acre lots will
have very light restrictions. The subdivision is
located near the Chipola River and between
Bryant and Douglas Landings. Septic required.
Lots starting at $11,900.

PALM BREEZE : Enjoy quiet country living in
the Port St. Joe area's newest and nicest mobile
home acceptable subdivision. Lot sizes range
from .44 acres to .80 acres. Paved road and central
water available but septic tanks will be required.

OVERSTREET : Hwy.386 : Wetappo Creek
3.45 acres, 121' hwy. x 1,285, 98ft. on the water
w/ high bank, approx. 8 miles to the beach! Call
Patricia for more info. $180,000 MLS # 97412

SOUTHGATE SUBDIVISION : Lot#12,
102x107+/-. Call Preston Russ $74,900MLS#97716


TREASURE BAY SUBDIVISION : Beautiful bay
view lot. Federal Flood available. Call Susie White
227-9600. $174,900 MLS#97493

SHADY DRIVE: Located in Dalkeith adjacent
to Willis Landing., Property has 710' water
frontage right on the Brothers River and is
currently being used for an'RV park. Zoned
commercial-residential allowing many possibilities
for investors. Call Carol Bell for more info @
800.451.2349 or 850.227.4252 MLS#97480

GARRISON PLANTATION: Lots available to
build on. Many nice homes already built
in subdivision. Close to schools. $79,500
MLS #97256

408 NAUTILUS DR. : Seashores S/D : St. Joe
Beach. Great building lot in quiet nice
neighborhood. Call Ellen 1-800-260-1137 Ext
16 or 647-8939 $115,000 MLS 97697


HWY C-30: Sweetwater Shores Drive, gulf front
lot, 50x461. Federal Flood. Call Mark Schultz.
$575,000 MLS #97526 UNDER CONTRACT!

HWY C-30: Gulf Pines Areq: This gulf view lot
can be used for commerical or residential.
$239,900 MLS#94532

SOUTHGATE SUBDIVISION : Nice lots
available to build your home on. Close to college
and schools. Palm landscaping, brick pavers, New
Orleans style lighting.'$82,500 each MLS #97266

PARK POINT AT SECLUDED DUNES: This
subdivision offers lots with gulf access contiguous
to the St. Joseph State Park with community
pool, paved roads and central water. Lots start at
$179,900 MLS #97138

BAY FRONT ACREAGE: located in Bay County
of Hwy 22. $1,750,000 MLS #9571 I


THE BOARDWALK at Cape San Bias : Gulf
view-Lot# 13 240 Pebble Beach Avenue $250,000
MLS #96871

CENTER PEACH BEACH: Located in the heart
of Windmark Beach. A small undiscovered
waterfront subdivision buffered from the area's
larger developments, but enough restricted
covenants to have its own sense of flare. $975,000
each MLS #95776

EAST BAY PLANTATION : Discover Gulf
County's Other Bay. Interior lots $59,900. Bay
View lots $99,900, Creek Front lots $109,900,
Bay Front lots $209,900.

'INDIAN PASS ROAD : Gulf front lot, .9 acre.
$485,000 MLS #96618
WATER FRONT LOT : One of a kind lot in
Windmark Beach, lot #34. $685,000


SOUTHGATE SUBDIVISION : Port St. Joe's
nicest residential subdivision. New Orleans style
lighting, brick pavers, homeowners association.
This lot would be a great place to build your
dream home. Call Susie White for more
information 850-227-9600. $74,900

BAY FRONT LOT with 181' frontage situated
in the mouth of St. Joseph Bay. Call 50.227.4252
for more info. $498,500.


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Christmas Musical
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"It All Happened in the Country",
a Christmas musical, will be present-
ed by the kids ministry of New
Harvest Fellowship on Sunday,
December 14th, at 6:00 p.m.
The kids have worked very hard
to put together a story inside a story.
Go out and enjoy a lively, fun filled
presentation about Christmas today
and hear about the first Christmas.
Everyone is invited.
New Harvest Fellowship is locat-
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Highway 71, just North of the West
Arm bridge. For more information,
call 639-3716 or 639-9686.


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Shirley Blair
Shirley Blair, 56, of
Wewahitchka, passed away Saturday
evening at her home. Mrs. Blair was
born in Baxley, Georgia and had
lived in Wewahitchka for only a few
days after moving here from Mesa,
Arizona. She was a homemaker and
of the Baptist faith.
*The survivors include her hus-
band, George Blair, of Wex~ahitchka;
two sons, Christopher and Jason


k L.A.B.C.'s PowerPoint
By Bruce R. Duty, Pastor
S Ranger Christmas: A Powerful Announcement
"I ran onto some cattle thieves. Expense to the State of Texas: 18
rounds.""Had a border war gunfight they lost." "Send two coffins and a
doctor" Each of these statements were made by early Texas Rangers to'
inform their superiors of recent field action. Notice, the statements are brief,
yet clear. These Rangers were proven in battle to be victorious. No retreat-
ing. No "beating around the bush." No surrender.
The virgin-birth of Jesus Christ is like God drawing a line in the sand.
Receive or reject. No beating around the bush. No surrender. Luke records
the angel's announcement, "for today in the city of David there is born for
you a Saviorwho is Christ the Lord." Brief, yet accurate and authoritative.
Straight to the point.
Jesus said, "I am the way, the truth, and the life, no one comes to the
Father, But through me." Again, quick and to the point. Later, on the cruel
cross He said, "It is finished." From the cradle to the cross, the battle lines
had been clearly drawn. This Christmas, remember, there is victory in Jesus
and none other. If He was straight to the point, maybe we should be more
straight to'the point. Similar, to these Texas Rangers. But, then again, they
knew they lived on a battleground, not a playground. I'm not so sure we've
made that distinction. I hope you have a victorious Christmas!
Long Avenue Baptist Church
1601 LongAvenue Port St.Joe, FL 32456 229-8691
A community of Worship. Work. and Witness to the glory of God
Worship on Sunday: 11:00am and 6:00pm
Bible Study on Sunday: 9:45am and 5:00pm
-. Worship on Wednesday: 7:00pm


TO KNOW CHRIST AND TO MAKE HIM KNOWN
ST. JAMES'
+ EPISCOPAL CHURCH
800 22nd STREET, PORT ST. JOE
The Rev. Joseph A. Hagberg, Rector
8:00 and 11:00 a.m. (EST) Sunday School 9:45
Holy Eucharist With Healing Tuesdays at 12 noon
Holy Eucharist Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m.
Child Care Provided for at 11:00
www.stjamesepiscopalchurch.org 850-227-1845


BEACH BAPTIST CHAPEL
311 Columbus St. St. Joe Beach, FL 32456
A LIGHTHOUSE FOR THE LORD
SUNDAY: General Assembly 9:45 a.m. Bible Study all ages 10 a.m.
Morning Worship 11 a.m. Evening Worship 6 p.m.
WEDNESDAY: Choir Practice 6 p.m. Prayer Meeting & Youth Grou 7 p.m.
"0 taste and see that the Lord is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in Him."
Please accept this invitation to join us in worship. God bless you!
Pastor David Nichols*- Church 647-5026 Home I69-8725 -
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First Baptist Church
102 THIRD STREET PORT ST. JOE
Brent Vickery, Pastor
<~'. Buddy Caswell Minister of Music & Education
Michael Rogers Minister to Students


Sunday School ................ 9:45 am
Morning Worship Service .8:30 & 11:00 am
Disciple Training .... ........ .. .6:00 pm
Evening Worship .......... .. 7:00 pm
Wednesday Prayer Meeting ....... 6:30 pm
Mon-Fri: Devotion on 105.5 FM .. .7:49 am ET


"THE EXCITING PLACE TO WORSHIP"

"Serving the Changeless Christ...
to Change Hearts in a Changing Community"

FAITH BIBLE CHURCH
801 20th Street Port St. Joe: 229-6707
Dr. Bill Taylor, Pastor
Sunday School ................... ......... 10:00 a.m.
Sunday Morning Service ....................... 11:00 a.m.
Sunday Evening Service ................... 6:00 p.m.(
Wednesday Night Prayer Meeting & Bible Study ....... 7:00 p.m.
Home of FAITH CHRISTIAN SCHOOL



l The Potter's House
'- WHERE BROKEN VESSELS ARE MADE NEW
.. /R o Rodney G. Leaman, Pastor
850-639-5993 850-639-4588
SC--'.:-, 636 Second Street Post Office Box 631 Wewahitchka, FL 32465
SERVICE SCHEDULE
Sunday Morning Worship & Sunday School ... ......... 10 a.m.
Sunday Evening Worship ......................... .. 6 p.m.
Wednesday Evening Worship ........... ........... .7 p.m.
YOU ARE WELCOME AT THE POTTER'S HOUSE


Blair, both of Mesa, Arizona; one
brother, Gordon F. Quinn Jr. of
Palmetto; and four sisters, Jackie
Carpenter, Barbara Marsh and Judy
Carpenter, all of Wewahitchka and
Jean Whitt of Sharpsburg, Kentucky.
Funeral services were held
Tuesday at the Adams Funeral Home
Chapel in Blountstown. Interment
will be by, cremation.
Adams Funeral Home was in
charge of the arrangements.


Jessie Field
Jessie Pauline Field of Mexico
Beach passed away peacefully at her
home on Saturday, December 6th.
Pauline Field was born on February
15, 1925 in Lewis Station, Missouri.
She was the daughter of Jesse Alfred
and Lottie May Anderson Gregory
and the step-daughter of Ross Peek.
She was married to the late
Edgar Field for forty-one years and


they had five daughters, three who
predeceased her: Loretta Field, Linda
Field and Kay Elwartowski.
She is survived by daughters
Pauletta Owens of Panama City, and
Effie Day of Kansas City, Missouri.
Mrs. Field has eight grandchil-
dren, Christal Harris, James
Campbell, Douglas Campbell,
Leonard Elwartowski, Jolene
Elwartowski, Mark Elwartowski,
Amber Cooper, and Nathan Day.
She also leaves seven great-
grandchildren, numerous nieces and
nephews and many dear friends.
From her family of thirteen
brothers and sisters, she was pre-
ceded in death by Cecil Stearn,
Audrie Speer, Alta Goines, Richard,
Forrest, Donald, Bobby, and Alan
Peek. Surviving her are Edna
Hawkins, Eva Lena Durnell, Georgia
Owsley, Alma Moody, and Alton
Peek.
Pauline and her husband Edgar
had a landscape contracting compa-


Highland View Assembly of
God Choir

Presents

"Worship The King"

A musical celebrating the birth of our lord and saviour
Jesus Christ

December 14, 2003
Morning Service 10:45 12:00
December 21, 2003
Evening Service 6:00 8:00

S The Rev. Thomas J. Guido
The Catholic Church of Gulf County, FL
Welcomes You
Office
St. Joseph 850-227-1417 St. Lawrence
20th and Monument Ave. Hwy. 71 North
PO Box 820 Port St. Joe, FL 32457 Wewahitchka
Mass Schedule
Saturday 4 p.m. EST Mass Schedule
Sunday 9:30 a.m. EST Sunday 11 a.m. CST


c t FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
508 Sixteenth Street 227-1756
Wor'si Sixteenth Street
Sunday Worship .. .. 10 a.m.
Fellowship Time .... 10:45 a.m. I
Adult School ......... 11 a.m. -E
*Sunday School
*Young Children l-

Pastor Rev. J Rid Cameron Hgv 71,Cl Cn .
Highway 71,' Cecil Cosilin Sr.Blvd.


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382 Ling Street Highland View
Port St. Joe, Florida 245,6
(850)227-1306
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship 11:00 a.m.
NO FRILLS! NO FADS! NO GIMMICKS! Evening Service 7:00 p.m.
Discipleship Training 6:00 p.m.
JUST LETTING GOD DO CHURCH HIS WAY! Wednesday Prayer 7:00 pm.


FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
Constitution andMonument Port St. Yoe
(850) 227-1724


Sunday School
Morning Worship
Methodist Youth Fellowship
Evening Worship
Wednesday Choir Practice
S All Times are EST


10:00 a.m. Dan Rhodes PASTOR
11:00 a.m. Jarrod Wester
6:00 p.m. Director of Youth Ministries
.m' Heather Smith
6:00 p.m. Director of Children's Ministries
7:30 p.m. Robin Downs
S Director of Music


IE R O FC S


CHURCH OF CHRIST
MEETS


Singing:
9 a.m. Sunday


Worship:
9:30 a.m. Sunday


Call 229-8310
WRITE FOR FREE EIGHT LESSON BIBLE STUDY
P. O. Box 758 Port St. Joe, FL 32457
Corner of 20th Street & Marvin Avenue


ny and farm in Missouri. They retired
in 1969 and moved to Mexico Beach.
Mrs. Field was a founding member of
the Christian Fellowship Baptist
Church. She was' a special person
known for her love of family and
friends, feeding her humming: birds,
and the flowers that she grew so well
and shared so often.
Funeral services were held
Wednesday at the Beach Baptist
Chapel in St. Joe Beach with Brother
SJohn Clenney and Pastor Edward
Cutchin officiating.
SInterment, followed in the
Evergreen Memorial Gardens ,in
Panama City. In lieu of flowers, the
family suggests contributions to the
Christian Fellowship Baptist.
Church, 500 15th Street, Mexico
Beach, Florida 32410 or the Gideon
International Bible Program.
All services were under the
direction of Comforter Funeral
Home.

Virgil "Spud" Hilton
Virgil Elbert "Spud" Hilton, lov-
ing husband, daddy,' and Paw-Paw
went home to be with the Lord on
Saturday, December 6th. Spud was
born in Aniston, AL on January 25,
1926, lived in Atlanta where.he was a
Captain in the Atlanta Fire
Department for 32 years, and has
lived in Wewahitchka since 1981. He
served in the Army Corps of
Engineers and was a World War II
veteran.
He was preceded in death by a
son, Dan Jones of Wewahitchka; and
a very loving brother, Roy Hilton of
Atlanta.


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Spud is survived by his loving
wife of 36 years, Betty Hilton of
Wewahitchka; three daughters, Patty
"Peaches" Redd and husband David
of Wewahitchka, Bettiann Daniels
and husband Tommy of
Wewahitchka, and Debbie Croft and
husband. Tim of Port St. Joe; two
sons, Freddie Jones of Wewahitchka,
and Stephen Jones and wife Brenda
of Parker; six grandchildren, Audrey
Jones of Mt. Zion, GA, Jamie Jones
of Newnan, GA, Jennifer Brown and
husband Jonathon of Port St. Joe,
Crystal ard Heather Baker of
Wewahitchka, and Harley "Trep"
Redd of Wewahitchka; three great-
grandchildren, Jazmine, Jazun, and
Jada Jones,.all of Mt. Zion, GA; one
brother, Doug' "Boots" Hilton and
wife Pat of Atlanta; and many loving
cousins, nieces, and nephews.
Graveside funeral services were
held Tuesday, December 9th, at
Roberts Cemetery, conducted by the
Rev. Claude McGill.
All services were under the
direction of the Comforter Funeral
Home.


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church of Christ

at the Beaches

I Firehouse Road OVERSTREET 850-647-1622
Sunday BibleStudy ........,............ .10:00 am EST
Sunday Worship ......................... 1:00 am EST
Wednesday Bible Study....................................7:00 pm EST
"WE WANT TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN YOUR LIFE"


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St. Joseph St. Lawrence Mission
20th & Monument Hwy 71. North
Port St. Joe, FL Wewanitchka, FL
(850) 227-1417
Weekend Mass schedule
4:00 pm Saturday (ET)
9:30 am Sunday (ET) 11:00 am Sunday (CT)
Christmas Eve Vigil 9:00 pm (ET)
Christmas/ New Year's Day 9:30 am (ET) 11:00 amio(CT)


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334 S. Hwy. 71 P.O. Box 595
Wewahitchka, Florida 32465
8:00 am Sunday
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Family Life Church
"Touching Lives with the Love of Jesus"


Join us in worship ...
10:30 Sunday Morning 7:00
Wednesday Evening
Pastors Andrew & Cathy Rutherford
Rhema Bible Training Center graduates
Visit-our website at: familylifechurch.net,


Port SI. Joe
Hwy. 98
Apalachicola... ... Panama City
Hwy Reid Ave.
7 Family Lie Church
Wewahitchka


323 Reid Avenue Port St. Joe 229-LIFE (5433)

"The Churches of Christ Salute You"
Romans 16:16

The Wewahitchka Church of Christ
Meets At 2241 Hwy. 71 South, Wewahitchka
(1/4 Mile North of the Overstreet Road)
(850) 639-5401
Sunday Bible Study ................. 9:00 a.m. CT
Sunday Worship ......... 10:00 a.m. & 5:00 p.m. CT
Wednesday Bible Study .............. 7:00 p.m. CT



First United Methodist Church
of Mexico Beach
S 111 North 22nd Street Mexico Beach, FL 32410
Sunday Worship Services: e
Traditional ...................... ........................ 900 a.m., CT
Contemporary ............ .......... .... 11:00 a.m., CT
Open Hearts. Open minds. Open doors.
The people of Mexico Beach United Methodist Church
Rev. Ted Lovelace, Pastor NURSERY PROVIDED Church/Office: 648-8820




Currently Meeting on the Second Floor of the Capital City Bank Building
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James Kirkland
After, a lengthy illness, James
Coleman Kirkland, 90, peacefully
left us and went to be with the Lord
on Tuesday, December 2nd, at his
home in Port St. Joe, to begin a
wonderfully different sort of life.
Born on November 26, 1913 in
Dale County, AL he was a long time
resident of Port St. Joe, making it
his home in 1951, where he worked
as a towerman for the Division of
Forestry, retiring after 24 years of
service. He was active in Gulf
County Senior Citizens for 20 years
and served on the advisory board
for the past ten years, and was a
member of the Oak Grove
Assembly of God Church. He was
preceded in death by Mary Shirah
Kirkland, his wife of 67 years, and
together they were active in the.
community and enjoyed their many
friends. They were the epitome of
the ideal grandparents, leaving
many warm, loving memories of
childhood and a wistful longing to
go back in time to live those happy
days again.
He is survived by his children,
Betty Price of Port St. Joe, and
Rudolph Kirkland of White City;
seven grandchildren, Daniel
Kirkland, Bobby Kirkland, Mike
Kirkland, and Wanda Nixon of
White City, Stacy Price of Clanton,
AL, Debra Price of Memphis, TN
and Stan Pribe of Port St. Joe; 15
great-grandchildren; four great-
great-grandchildren. One deserves
special mention, there was an
exceptional grandson for this
exceptional man in Stan Price, who
loving and tenderly cared for him
during his illness displaying a
strength and fortitude that few oth-
ers process, and never leaving his
side for more than a few minutes.
Even the hardest of hearts melted
at the sight of this hulking man
gently tending his weak, frail
grandfather. It was truly touching
sight to watch Stan care for him,
never once complaining about the
sometimes unpleasant aspects of
the illness. speciall thanks is also
extended to Covenant Hospice for
their assistance and efforts of those
who participated in caring for him.
Mr. Kirkland lived a full productive
life before taking the hand of his
wife and letting, her guide him
through tlhe. gates' of heaveni,
together once again.
He will be greatly missed by
those he left behind, but the warm
memories will remain and comfort
us. We all love you Daddy and
PaPa.
In lieu of flowers, the family
asks that donations be made to
Covenant Hospice, 107 W. 19th
Street, Panama .City, FL 32405 or
the Gulf County Senior Citizens
Association.
Funeral services were held
Friday, December 5th, at Oak
Grove Assembly of God Church
with the Rev. David Fernandez offi-
ciating. Interment followed in Holly
Hill Cemetery.
All services were under the
direction df the Comforter Funeral
Home.

Frederick (Jack) Maynard
Frederick Bruce "Jack"
Maynard, 82, of Port St. Joe,
passed away Wednesday,
December 3rd, in Port St. Joe. He
was native of Miami, and he grew
up in the Miami and Fort
Lauderdale area. He served in the
Coast Guard during WWII and was
a lifetime member of John C.
Gainous VFW Post 10069. He was


a retired Lieutenant from the West
Palm Beach Fire Department. Mr.
Maynard has been a resident here
since 1973, was a member of Faith
Bible Church, and worked as a
Security Guard for Arizona
Chemical Company for many years.
He is survived by two daugh-
ters, Brenda Hays and husband
Robert, and Sherry G. Davidson
and husband Tom, all of Port St.
Joe; eight grandchildren, James M.
Smith, Edward Bruce Smith, Jack
Collinsworth, DeWayne Thomas
Davidson, Robert Lee Collinsworth,
Darryl John Davidson, DeWana
lona Coopwood and Steven I.
Collinsworth; and 14 great-grand-
children.
Graveside services were held
Friday, December 5, at Holly Hill
Cemetery in Port St. Joe with the
Rev. Bill Taylor and the Rev. Lee
Cordell officiating. John C.
Gainous VFW Post 10069 provided
a Color Guard.
Contributions may be made to
Faith Christian School in memory
of Frederick Bruce "Jack"
Maynard.
All services were under the
direction of the Comforter Funeral
Home.


Anna B. Ohalla
Anna (Brine) Ohalla, 49, of
Rockford, IL, passed away
November 18th after a long and
courageous battle with cancer.
S SurFiiors include herr:hus-
band, Bruce 'Feathers'; stepchil-
dren, Jaimie and Blake Feathers,
all of Rockford, IL; mother, Minn
"Peg" Brine of Champaign, IL;
father, George W. Brine of Port St.
Joe; a sister, Shirley and her'hus-
band Bob Smith of Urbana, IL; a




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Christmas at

Pioneer Settlement

December 13th
On Saturday, December 13th,
the Panhandle Pioneer Settlement
will hold its annual Christmas
Celebration from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.
CT. Admission is $1.00 for anyone
over six years old.
The Panhandle Christmas
Celebration is a nonprofit organiza-
tion dedicated to the preservation
of rural life in the Florida panhan-
dle.
Aside from traditional decora-
tions in the cabins, Christmas car-
ols and holiday treats, the event
offers a puppet show in the old
school, hayrides, and a marshmal-
low roast. Performances include a
hand-bell choir and a Cantata
piece.
The Panhandle Pioneer
Settlement is located in Sam Atkins
Park, about one mile west of the
intersection of Highway 71 and
Highway 20. Follow Route 20 west
out of Blountstown, and look for
signs for Sam Atkins Park. Turn
north at Lindy's Fried Chicken
(Silas Green Street). There will be
plenty of parking.
For further information, go to
www.panhandlepioneersettle-
ment.org.

Juvenile Justice

To Meet Dec. 18
The Gulf County Juvenile
Justice Council will meet on
Thursday, December 18th, at 4:00
\p.m. (EST) at the Gulf County
Library (Highway 71 north) in Port
St. Joe. Snacks will be provided.
Membership is open to the public.
Everyone is welcome and encour-
aged to attend. For further infor-
mation, call Don Washabaugh at
227-7340.
There will be a joint meeting in
December with the Calhoun/Gulf
County Domestic Violence Council.
The council will resume their indi-
vidual meeting January 15th at
3:30 p.m., just prior to the Juvenile


brother, William "Bill" Brine of
Urbana, IL; nieces, Pam and hus-
band George Poulos of Champaign,
IL, and Melanie Brine of Bement,
SIL; and an uncle, Eric,.and wife
Rose Mascarenhas of Sabastan.
SA memorial services was held
at the Fitzgerald Funeral Home and
Crematory in Rockford, IL.


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1999 Ford Windstar IX van.
Loaded, one owner, AC, 5
door. $6450. 960-4464.
ltcl2/11

2000 Pontiac Grand Am SE.
4 door, AT, AC, one owner,
new condition, low miles.
$5950. 960-4464. ltc12/11
1990 .eFord F150 "work
truck"- $1100; 1973
"Classic" VW convertible bee-
tle $4000; 2002 Yamaha
Star 650 Classic 1300 miles,
(glacier blue & white) -
$5500; 47 Ford 2N tractor
with 5ft bush hog $1500.
Call 229-9333 or 899-9333.
ltcl2/11

2002 Chevy Cavalier. 30,000
miles, one owner, CD, AT,
AC, 4 door, new condition,
must see. $6950. 960-4464.
ltcl2/11

Now accepting bids on the
following repo vehicles. 2000
Buick Regal LS 76M. 2002
Dodge Neon 40M. Emerald
Coast Federal Credit Union.
850-227-1156. tfcl2/11
1998 Mazda B4000 pickup.
4X4, extended cab, AT, AC,
V6, new condition, one
owner, low miles. $8250.
960-4464. ltcl2/11


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1998 Buick LeSabre Limited.
50,000 one-owner miles.
Leather, loaded, new condi-
tion. Must see. $6750. 960-
4464. ltcl2/11
2000 Jeep Wrangler, black,
tan hard top, AC, 5 speed,
25,200 mi. Asking $12,900
647-1685 or 899-2614.
3tpl2/11

1993 Chevy Cheyenne
Stepside. One owner, AT, AC,
mint condition. $4950. 960-
4464. ltcl2/11
1995 Toyota Camry as is
$1,500. 229-7273 -
8:00-5:00, Mon.-Fri. 2tp12/11
1999 Mitsubishi Spyder con-
vertible. AT, AC, 50.000
miles, one owner. $9250.
960-4464. ltcl2/11
2000 Toyota Camry Solara
SLE. 2 door, V6, leather, sun-
roof, low miles, 1 owner, new
condition. $13,500. 960-
4464. ltcl2/11
1988 Jeep Comanche Pickup
- One owner, clean, cover
and liner, runs good, $2,750
obo. 648-4618. 4tp12/4
1997 Dodge Grand Caravan
SE. 5 door, AT, AC, V6, one
owner, excellent condition.
Mint! $4250. 960-4464.
Itc 1-2/11

1995 Ford Ranger XLT. 5
speed, AC, 70,000 miles, one
owner. $3250. 960-4464.
ltcl2/11

250 Yamaha Blaster 4-wheel-
er. New engine. Runs great.
$1500 639-6891. ltpl2/11
1990 Acura Integra. AT, AC,
sunroof, mint. $2600. 960-
4464. ltcl2/11
2001 Dodge Van 1500 Series.
$9,000 227-5952. 2tc12/04
1995 Pontiac Bonneville. AT,
AC, V6. loaded, must see.
Mint! $2700. 960-4464.
ltcl2/11

1988 Dodge Ram 150 SE
Pick-up. Big 6 eng. AT, PS,
PB, tilt, stereo. No rust, new
tires, brakes. Running board,
toolbox. 53K actual miles.
$2850. Call 648-5662. No
answer, leave message.
2tpl2/11

1993 Mitsubishi Galant. 4
door, AT, AC, dependable.
$2650. 960-4464. ltc12/11,
1990 Olds Cutlass Sierra.
4DR, AC, stereo, PS, PB, tilt,
cruise, garage kept, no rust,
new tires, brakes. .Clean -
$1875 firm. Call 648-5662.
Leave message. 2tp12/11
1995 Dodge Caravan. AT,
AC, clean, dependable.
$2200. 960-4464. ltcl2/11

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2003 25 HP Mercury motor,
push button starter, used
only a few times. Boat arid
trailer go with motor $2000.
Call 229-8339. 2tp12/11
Surbass boat 13ft. 9in. 35
H.P. Evinrude. Electric start,
stick steering, live well. Good
trailer $875. Call 648-5662
Leave message. 2tc12/11
1998 17.5 ft. Skeeter H-3.
Aluminum Bass Boat w/40
hp. Yamaha like new, hardly
used! Asking $5000. 229-
9670 or 527-2000.2tpl2/11
14ft Fisher tri-hull 20 hp
mercury s/trailer $500.
Call 229-9333 or 899-9333.
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For Sale .- 1998 Kenner
ProSkiff 17 with 1998 40 HP
Johnson motor. Center con-
sole, depth finder, cooler
seat, and rod holders. Call
Eric at 229-6864 for more
information. Please leave
message. tfc6/12



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washer dryer hookup, utili-
ties, furnished. $650/mo.
300 security deposit 647-
3363. 2tp12/11
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1/2 acre lot unfurnished.
$350/month $300 sec. dep.
648-8616 or 819-4610.
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Joe. $950 mo. 648-8629 or
227-5135. tfc12/04
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2BR/1.5BA. Chipola river
front, new carpet, new cen-.
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Call 647-3159. 3tp12/11
Small 2BR trailer in
Highland View. 227-1260.
Leave message. 2tpi2/11
3 bedroom, unfurnished
house in Wewa. Large yard.
227-1260, leave message.
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Large parking capacity. 201
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2BR/1BA on Ave C
$450/mo. and 2BR/1BA on
Ave A $450/mo. Deposit
Required. Call 229-9333.
tfcll/13

3 BR/2BA fully furnished,
1st block from dedicated
beach. $750 mo plus 30x30
studio/storage $250 mo.
647-5210. 2tp12/4
Warehouse rental space
available. Great for storage or
business. 1000 2000 sq ft.
Available Dec 1, 2003. Call
229-9125. tfcll/6
Long term 1,200 sq. ft. 2nd
floor apartment 2BR/1.5 BA
all new inside and out. Total
ceramic tile. Large deck -
great gulf view. Great for liv-
ing or office space. Available
Jan. 04. $1,200 per month.
Call 647-2570 2tp12/4
*3BR/2B triplex on canal. 3
townhouses available
unfurnished. $800 monthly
plus utilities. $300 sec. dep.
- Mexico Beach
*2BR/1.5 bath townhouse
unfurnished newly renovated
$850 monthly plus utilities
$350 sec. dep. St Joe Beach
*1BR/1BA small unfur-
nished cottage $550 monthly
plus utilities. $200 sec. dep.
St. Joe Beach.
*Large 3BR/2BA single fami-
ly home, unfurnished,
attached garage. $950
monthly plus utilities. $350
sec. dep. Gulf Aire
Subdivision. Please' contact
Gulf Coast Vacation Rentals.
648-5449. 4tc12/4
Mexico Beach Year old
town house with ideal loca-
tin on .arnalJ tnr.ludes a cov-
ered boat slip and dock.
Great vieWfor sunsets on the
gulf and only minutes from
great fishing, and walking
distance to the beach. Two
bedrooms, two & half baths,
fully furnished all appliances
& accessories, cable TV
ready. Available for long term
rental Dec. 1st. $995 month-
ly. Call 850-229-7799 or'
email gulftobay@gtcom.net.
4tc11/27

2BR/1BA 6 or 12 mo. lease,
large fenced in yard with
storage shed. Pets consid-
ered. $750 mo. 850-933-
8196. 4tpll/27
New 2BR/2BA house, N
32nd St./Canal. Available
01/01/04, No pets. $900 mo.
call 706-333-0159 or 706-
663-2263. tfcl0/23
2BR furnished trailer 648-
5306. Please call again!
2tp12/04


3BR/2BA doublewide mobile
home. Living room w/fire-
place, den, laundry room.
$500 per mo. plus dep. Call
639-4570. Available now.
ltpl2/11

Enjoy Cape living at its
finest. Gated community
offering 2 pools, tennis
courts, three lakes, and
many more extras. Unique
opportunity to live and play
on the #1 beach in America.
Both furnished and unfur-
nished units available. For
more info call 850-229-2706
tfcll/13

Apart./Homes for Rent: 1 3
BR apart/duplexes/homes
for rent in Mex. Bch. Furn. &
unfurnished. Call Parker
Realty at 850-648-5777 for
more info. tfc7/3
3BR/2.5 BA house north
side C30, furnished,
screened porch, workshop,
gulfview. $1,400/mo plus
utilities and deposit. Call
927-3097. tfc9/18
Small Office Spaces for rent.
Call Phil at 227-2112.
tfc6/5

UNFURNISHED
Large 2 bdrm. house, stove
& refrig. cen. h&a. screen
porch. carport & laundry rm.
Large 2 bedroom apart-
ment. stove & refrig., wash-
er/dryer hook-up.
New extra 1g. 3 bdrm.
house, 1 1/2 ba., inside
laundry rm., ch&a, dish-
washer & stove, fully carpet-
ed. No pets.
FURNISHED
Small 2 bdrm. home, auto
heat & air, washer/dryer
hook-up.
One bedroom apartment,
washer/, dryer hookup. Call
229-6777 after 7 PM.
tfc6/5

APPLIANCES


Used furniture for sa
Johnnie's Trim Shop,
4th St., PSJ tfc8


Reeves
Furniture & Refinishing
234 Reid Ave,,229-6374
Tempur-pedic Beds
Oreck Vacuums


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Ready to
Finish
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Solid wood dining room table
w/6 chairs. Extends up to 8'
639-6891 $400. ltpl2/11
30" Westinghouse gas range
- white, clean, very .good
cond. Has broiler $50. 647-
3710. 2tp12/11
A solid oak dining room suit,
oval pedestal table with 4
chairs and glass front hutch
$600 also a large pine buffet
and hutch $200 or best offer
647-5915. 3tc12/11






312 Wysong Ave. Mexico
Beach. Fri. & Sat., 12th and
13th. 8 am CT. Christmas
decorations, household
items, misc. ltpl2/11
2 family Garage Sale/Bake
Sale. Plus Christmas decora-
tions and hats. Sat. Dec. 13
from 7:30 11:00 am. EST.
Hwy 98 and Avenue D at
Paul Gant's Bar-B-Q.
ltcl2/11

Yard Sale 327 E River Rd,
Wewa. Sat 13 7:00 a.m.
1tpl2/11

Yard Sale 2 families, 8:00 -
till, furniture, household
goods,. girls baby clothes,
misc. corner of Long Ave &
12th 304. Sat. Dec. 13.
ltpl2/11

Yard Sale Cleaning Out!
7918 Alabama Ave. St. Joe
Beach Saturday Dec. 13th
8:00 a.m.-till. Toys, kid
clothes, beds furniture, com-
forter sets. Lots of items.
ltp12/11

Big Yard Sale, Saturday Dec.
13 8:00 a.m., 1607
Monument Ave. Something
for everyone, go cart, boat,
truck, misc. items. ltcl2/ll
HELP
WANTED


ale.
310
3/7


' Community Mental Health
Practitioner. Gulf county
bachelors degree required.
Experience with children
preferred competitive salary.
Sent resume to:
v Twin Oaks Community
Services, P.O. Box 68,
Bristol, 'FL 32321.' Attentiin
Norton Kilbourn. 2tp12/11
A&A Homecare, Inc. has an
immediate opening for a full-
time RN casemanager. A&A
is an EOP and a DFW.
Wonderful work environment
and competitive salary. Come
grow with us! Call for info at
227-3331 or apply in person
at 452 E. 4th St. in Port St.
Joe. 2tcl2/11


Help Wanted Clerk at
Auction. Fast and accurate
writing required. Friday
nights only 6-12 pm. Hiring
now to start in January. Call
Paula or Wade 229-9282.
2tcl2/11

Accepting applications for
Laborer must have a valid
drivers license, transporta-
tion to and from work and be
able to lift 50 pounds or
more: Starting pay $6.50 per
hour. Apply at C.R. Smith &
son 3055 Hwy 98 W, Port St.
Joe. No Phone Calls.
tfcl2/11

Job Opening Purchasing
Clerk/Fiscal Assistant
Responsible for filing, pric-
ing, purchase requisitions,
typing, and other various
accounting functions. Will
work in the Fiscal
Department as assistant to
the Fiscal Officer. Applicants
should have experience in
purchasing and/or account-
ing, but not required. Mail
resumes to ,North Florida
Child Development, Inc.,
Attn: Human Resources, PO
Box 38, Wewahitchka, FL
32465, fax (850) 639-4173,
or sebrina@headstartnf.org.
Closing: December 17, 2003.
EOE/DFWP/MF/8-5
2tcl2/11

We have a very special
opportunity for individuals
who are at least 19 years old,
have a GED or high school
diploma, are drug free, and
desire a job as a corrections
officer and want to move to
South Florida. If this fits you,
please send your resume to
either:
Dr. Patricia MtGill, Institute
on Urban i Policy and
Commerce at FAMU,
Tallahassee, Florida, 32307
or:
Dr. Kay Williams Stripling at
4659 The Oaks Dr.,
Marianna, FL, 32446.
We will immediately refer
your resume to the appropri-
ateW organization. II olu are
hired you will make $30,000
per year. There are many
positions available.
If you need your GED, you
can enroll with our literacy
organizations at one of our
many locations. Please call
850-561-2592 or 850-482-
7678 immediately for a class
location near you. Don't wait
... this may be your best
Christmas present yetl
2tp12/11

Behavioral Specialist Gulf
county masters degree
required. Experience with
children preferred competi-
tive salary. Send resume to:
Twin Oaks Community
Services. P.O. Box 68,
Bristol, FL 32321. Attention
Norton Kilbourn. 2tp12/11
AC duct installers needed
please call GW Service 229-
9125. tfc10/30


PINE RIDGE APTS.,


125 Venus Dr.,
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
(850) 227-7451
For Rent
1,2&3
bedroom apts.
Central heat and air
Qn-site Management
Carpeting Laundry facilities

SVoice/TTY Access
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NOW AVAILABLE
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706 First Street
Phone 227-2112
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tSt. Jore, MINI STORAGE Circle Refshing Commercial industrial
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S229-6200 Office furniture to floor. Free Estimates Fencing and Concrete Work
814-7400 Cell Phone This area's most experienced refinishers. Albert Fleischmonn FREE Estimotes
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BEACH FOR RENT OR LEASE COSTIN'S
BEACH FOR RET OR LEASE oee Sece GULF DIESEL SERVICE
STORAGE Dry storage space Tax Returns A Specialty Diesel Engine Repair
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Night: 647-882 Call 229-6031 (850) 229-8581 850o 850
St. Joe Beach 229-8651 227-8024

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ROOFING St. Joe Beach NEWCONSTRUCTION
OLDER HOME IPsALIffX GULFci
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Port St. Joe Call Camper & Boat 0(HRITIAN VALUES

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Large or Small, We Do Them All
- No Job Too Large or Too Small



(onOuction, Inc.
New Construction or
Renovation
Phone/Fax
(850)227-7107
Lic.# RG0066644


Downtown
Apalachicola
Orman Building
Commercial Space
available for lease
on Hwy 98:
Call 653-1058
or email
gkadkins@hotmail.c2jm


Deepwater Marina
329 Water St, Apalachicola
850-653-8801
www.deepwatermarina.com


CLOCK REPAIR
Old or New Anniversary Clocks,
Grandfather, Pendulim, Cuckoo Clocks
648-5165

Willard's

Appliance Repair
vEmergency Service Available
VWarranty Work For All Major Brands
Willard Richards, Owner
2482 Hayes Avenue, H.V.
Port St. Joe, FL 32456
850-229-8485


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THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2003 PAGE 11B


CDL Class B Dump truck
Drivers Needed. must be
able to work weekends, oper-
ate a front end loader and
pass a DOT drug test. Apply
C.R. Smith & Son, 3055 Hwy
98 W, Port St. Joe No Phone
Calls. tfcl2/11

Gulf Coast Community
College. The following are
tenure track position
(9 months) beginning with
the 2004-2005
academic year.
Language & Literature
Faculty (English
Composition) Instruct and
advise as assigned. Doctorate
and teaching experience pre-
ferred.*
Nursing Faculty Instruct
lectures and labs, and advise
as assigned. Supervise clini-
cal training sessions.
Requires a current FL
Nursing License, three years'
acute care/medical-surgical,
and two years teaching expe-
rience.*
Natural Science Faculty
(Chemistry/Biology) -
Instruct courses and labs.
Advise as assigned.*
Natural Science Faculty
(Physics) Instruct courses
and labs. Instruct physical
science related classes, mete-
orology preferred. Advise as
assigned. Deadline to apply
is February 13, 2004.*
Social Science Faculty
(History) Instruct
European and American his-
tory. Advise as assigned.
Doctorate and teaching expe-
rience preferred. Deadline to
apply is February2, 2004.*
Social Science Faculty
(Psychology) > Instruct
undergraduate level general
psychology classes. Advise as
assigned. Doctorate and
teaching' experience pre-
ferred. Deadline to apply is
February 2, 2004.*
Technology Faculty
(Multimedia) Instruct
courses and manage the
Multimedia and Radio/TV
programs. Advise as
assigned, Requires two years'
experience with experience in
college/public radio pre-
ferred.*
*These positions require a
Master's degree with 18 grad-
uate hours in that discipline
plus other stated-require-
ments and are open until
filled, unless stated other-
wise. The college offers a
competitive salary and bene-
fits package. Send your cover
letter, resume and at least-
three professional references
to: Human Resources, Gulf
Coast,, community .College,
5230 West Highway- 98;
Panama City, Florida-32401.
GCCC is and
EA/EO/M/F/Vet employer.
Additional information is
available at our Web site
http://dept.gulfcoast.edu/jo
bs. Itc12/11

Say *iw Saw ft 1n The Sta


MARKETING SPECIALIST
FairPoint Communications,
Inc., a rapidly growing
national telecommunications
provider, is seeking a quali-
fied candidate for Marketing
Specialist for its Southeast
Region, located at GT Com in
Port St Joe, Florida.
This position is responsible
for implementation of mar-
keting and sales initiatives
as it relates to overall corpo-
rate and regional objectives
including, but not limited to:
* Assisting in market analy-
sis and needs definition
* Assisting Director of
Market Development in mar-
ket planning and develop-
ment of detailed marketing
plans per company and
region
* Implementation of market-
ing programs, including mar-
keting communications,
product management and
new product introductions
* Interaction with and sup-
port for functional marketing
teams including marketing
communications, product
development and product
management
* Event marketing per mar-
keting plan
* Community relations as
needed to support sales and
marketing efforts
* Sales channel development
and sales support, especially
as it relates to non-tradition-
al sales channels
Prior experience in field mar-
keting with data/telecommu-
nications knowledge is pre-
ferred. Degree in marketing
or equivalent work experi-
ence required, with 3 to 5
years applicable experience
preferred. Limited travel is
required as necessary in
supporting individual com-
panies, located within the
Southeast Region.
We offer a comfortable work-
ing environment with excel-
lent benefit package. Please
respond in confidence, via
mail or fax to:
Susan Machemer
Human Resources Manager
GTCom
P.O. Box 220
Port St. Joe, Florida 32457
FAX: 850-229-8689
Email to smachemer@fair-
point.com
EOE/MFDV

Experienced Nail techni-
cian for busy salon in
Apalachicola. Must have
good work ethics. Please call
653-8714. 4tc12/11

Help Wanted: Full time
inside and outside sales
position. Apply. in..perspn,at
\\allsae Pump & Supply at
824 15th St., Mexico Beach',
FL. Serious applicants only
Please. tfcl0/16

Worship Leader/Choir
Director part time employ-
ment. For more info call First
United Methodist Church of
Mexico Beach. 648-8820. r9/4


ADMINISTRATIVE ASSIS-
TANT
Motivated self-starter needed
for growing not-for profit
organization. This position
reports directly to the
Executive Officer and appli-
cant must be a proficient
administrator with prior
business and program man-
agement skills including
writing, communications,
office equipment, telephone
etiquette as well as strong
interpersonal skills.
Applicant must have the
ability and initiative to carry
out responsibilities indepen-
dently. Excellent computer
skills are essential to this
position with proficiency in
MS Word, Excel, Access,
Power Point, and MS
Publisher. Applicant must
demonstrate good people
skills, which are essential to
professionally and diplomati-
cally handle the affairs of the
organization. Send resume
including references and
salary requirements to:.
Office Manager, 186 B Cape
San Bias Road, Port St. Joe,
FL 32456 ltc12/11

Gulf Coast Community
College
Nursing Faculty (9 month,
tenure track) Instruct lec-
tures and labs, and advise as
assigned. Supervise clinical
training sessions. Requires a
current FL Nursing License,
three years' acute care/med-
ical-surgical, and two years
teaching experience. Position
is open until filled. The col-
lege offers a competitive
salary and benefits package.
Adjunct Clinical Instructor
(Radiography) To travel
daily to clinical sites of the
School of Radiography and
act as liaison between the
program & clinical sites;
direct contact person for stu-
dents while in clinical set-
ting; instruct classes and
perform other duties as nec-
essary. Requires a 2-yr.
JRCERT accredited radiogra-
phy certificate, current ARRT
& FL Licensures and be BLS
certified. Salary range
begins at $19.47/hr.
,Deadline to apply is
12/19/03. For more infor-
mation, contact Scott
Edwards @ 913-3318.
Adjunct Instructor
(Nursing) -To supervise clin-
ical training sessions on
Pediatric, OB & Medical
Surgical Units. Requires a
BSN, current FL-RN license
& 3 yrs. nursing experience.
Posioon is open until filled.
For more information. con
tact Barbara lcKirnniy
913-3317.
Adjunct Instructor
(Practical Nursing) (Port St.
Joe & PC)- to provide
instruction in an Acute Care
facility to practical nursing
students in Maternal-
Newborn. Clinical rotations
are in Panama City. Requires
a current FL-RN license.


Position is open until
filled. For more information
contact Sharon Milner @
227-9670. For more details
visit our website:
http//dept.gulfcoast.edu/jo
bs/ or Job Line: 850-873-
3540. GCCC is an
EA/EO/M/F/Vet employer.
ltc12/11

North Florida Child
Development, Inc., a non-
profit agency, is seeking a
Family Service Worker. This
person will determine eligi-
bility for parents seeking
childcare. Applicant will
maintain intake and eligibili-
ty records of children and,
families enrolled in our des-
ignated centers. Will estab-
lish mutually respectful part-
nerships with families to
enhance the quality of their
lives and their communities.
Will assist families in crisis
and offer opportunities to be
involved in-group and educa-
tional activities based on
interest and need. Applicant
will maintain a client case-
load. Must have excellent
organizational and interper-
sonal skills, superior written
and oral communication.
Ability to interview parents
and relate to individuals from
various socioeconomic back-
grounds. Customer service
skills a must. Must maintain
client confidentiality. Basic
computer literacy, database
skills, and willingness to
learn new skills are neces-
sary. Proficient use of
Windows based programs.
Associate degree in human
services field or a high school
diploma with a minimum of
two years successful work
experience in human ser-
vices.
Qualified applicants are
encouraged to apply at North
Florida Child Development,
Inc. PO Box 38,
Wewahitchka, FL 32465 or
fax resume to: (850) 639-
4173 or email sebrina@head-
startnf.org.
NFCD, Inc. offers an attrac-
tive benefits package. Must
pass background screening
and drug test.
EOE/MF/VD/DFWP
Deadline for receipt of appli-
cants will be December ,1,
2003. 2tc12/04

Wanted Dependable house
keeper to care for bed bound
female. Light cooking and
housekeeping. References
required, hourly depends on
experience. CNA or HHA a
plus. Contact Maureen
Mattison 647-3816. No calls
after9pm. !".2tpl2/i01

Part time office employ-
ment position with hours
9:00 to 3:00 Mon-Fri.
Requires clerical Office
experience, computer knowl-
edge, reception work, good
telephone voice and positive
attitude. Call 229-7720 for
appointment. 2tcl2/4


All survey personnel posi-
tions, salary depending on
experience. 850-227-7322,
406 Reid Ave., Port St. Joe
tfc6/5

Experienced Boom Truck
Driver wanted. Class A or B
licensed. Clean driving
record. Apply in person to:
Bayside Lumber & Building
Supply, 516 First St. Port St.
Joe, FL. tfcl0/30

Experienced cook and wait-
staff wanted for Caroline's
Riverfront Dining & Boss
Oyster. Please apply in per-
son: 123 Water Street,
Apalachicola. tfc10/9

Graphic Designer with profi-
ciency in commercial print
production and prepress.
Excellent pay and benefits.
Use Mac Systems with
Quark, photoshop, freehand,
illustrator, and pagemaker.
Knowledge in systems opera-
tion, digital docl2 Xerox and
AGFA RIP a plus. Contact
Willie @ The Star Publishing
*Company, PO Box 308, Port
St. Joe, FL 32457. Email
WillieR@starFL.com tfc10/2

Seeking Equipment
Operators & Truck Drivers.
Applicants must have valid
FL drivers license. Apply at
C.W. Roberts Contracting,
Inc., PO Box 188, Hosford,
FL 32334. 850-379-8116.
tfc6/5






Black/White male persian
cat, neutr. From Gulf Air Sub
Call 647-6209, Reward.
3tp12/11

Grey tabby male cat from
Gulf Aire Sub. Call 647-
6209. 3tp12/11






Great Christmas gifts; In very
good condition Nintendo 64
with 10 games asking $80.
Super Nintendo with 15
games asking $60. All games
are for children. Call 229-
8918. 1tp12/11

Ml Carbine semi-automatic
military issue with web strap
as issued circa 1950 Korean
War. 5/20 shot clips a 1-30
Shot clip, 100 plus rounds' Of
Ammo. Asking $400.' Call
Mike 647-3667. 2tp12/11'

Wheel chair almost new.
Push type s/o large side
wheels. Lock hand brakes.
New price $300, asking $50.
Call Mike 647-3667.
2tp12/11


Sears Space Saver Treadmil
TS310 new condition. $275
and Torso track with manual
and video $150. To see call
648-6690. ltpl2/11

New, gorgeous men's wed-
ding ring, 14k gold with trim,
size 9, paid $375, sell for
$200. 653-3482. 2tp12/11

Free "Non-Denominational"
Eight Lesson Bible
Correspondence Course.
Learn how to become a
Christian & nothing else
Send your name & address
to: Bible Study, PO Box 929,
Wewahitchka, FL 32465 or
E-mail your request to
Wewachurch@outdrs.net or
call 639-5401 and leave your
name, phone number, and
address, tfc7/24






3 bedroom,. 1 bath house for
sale in Wewa. Completely
remodeled. New central h/a,
new kitchen, bathroom,
paint and carpet. Beautiful!
$59,900. Call (850) 639-
9212, (727) 409-5874, or
(727) 394-0156. 4tp12/11

204 Hwy 98 MB. Cute update
beach cottage across from
dedicated beach. 2 screen
porches and elevated sun-
deck, new 3 car garage
$425,000. Joan Lovelace
Mexico Beach Harmon Realty
800-239-4959 or 850-527-
2560. tfcll/6

6677 Alabama Ave. St. Joe
Beach. Nice 2BR home
w/screen porch on 2 beauti-
ful corner lots. 2 blocks from
beach. $269;900. Owners
Anxious. Joan Lovelace
Mexico Beach Harmon Realty
800-239-4959 or 850-527-
2560. tfcll/6

For sale two prime lots, locat-
ed in Southgate Port St. Joe's
newest gated community.
Great place to build your
dream home or just enjoy the
peace of mind knowingyou
have made a good invest-
ment. Priced for quick sale at
$82,9000 each or $162,000
for both. Call 850-229-2248
hours 9am-5pm. 4tc12/11

By owner 3BR/2BA remod-
eled home with 2BR/1BA
duplex on same lot. 1402
Long Ave. $259,900. 229-`
1340. tfcl2/4

*Beach'lots 7,.SL Joe Beach,
Summer Place, Subdivision.
Gulf view, pool, $225,000 -
Mexico Beach Hwy 386 1.5
blocks to beach. $95,000.
Joan Lovelace Mexido Beach
Harmon Realty 800-239-
4959 local 527-2560
www.thebeachsite.com.
tfcl2/11


St. Joe Beach 6930
Alabama Ave. 4BA/2BA
home 2 corner lots, pool,
rental space for camper, pri-
vacy fence. $295,000. Joan
Lovelace Mexico Beach
Harmon Realty 800-239-
4959 local 527-2560
www.thebeachsite.com.
tfcl2/11

Large bay front lot next to
Arvida's Windmark beach.
Has boat dock and city
sewage. Lot size 80 x 175
must sell. $575,000; (256)
755-2245. 4tp12/11

7201 Hwy 98 St. Joe Beach.
Gulf front 1/2 duplex.
2BR/2BA fully furnished,
adjoins dedicated beach.
$495,000. Joan Lovelace
Mexico Beach Harmon Realty
800-239-4959 or 850-527-
2560. tfcll/6

House Only For Sale $6,000
2BR, large screen porch, 217
Canal St. St. Joe Beach. 6477
8400 or 850-878-7544.
Buyer moves. 4tp12/11

For Sale by Owner 3BR/
2BA house. Owner financing
513 Nautilus Dr. Seashores
St. Joe Beach. 647-5423.
4tp11/20

Built in 2001 4BR/2.5BA,
garage, big back yard, berber
carpet and tile, $195,000.
Call 229-7780 for more infor-
mation 8tp11/20

5 Acre Farms, near
Wewahitchka. For sale by
owner, 17.5;beautiful acres,
must see. Great bargain 850-
229-6487 or 850-229-6507.
tfc6/26

HOUSE FOR SALE -
COMMERCIAL/RESIDEN-
TIAL: Quaint 3 bedroom, 2
bath wood framed house.
Lot: 100'x68.7' road front.
Walking distance to water
and downtown area, close to
schools. 603 Long Avenue.
Call 227-1388. tfc6/5

House 4 sale by owner.
4BR/3BA 902 10th St. 227-
1296 Call after 4pm. tfc10/2






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PUBLIC NOTICE
INVITATION FOR SEALED BIDS
The City of Port St. Joe will receive
sealed bids for Bid no. 03-16 in the
office of the City Clerk in person at 305
Cecil Costin Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida,
by mail at P.O. Box 278, Port St. Joe,
Florida, 32457 or by Fax (850) 227-
7522. until 5:00 p.m. eastern time,
December 15. 2003, for a Trailer Jet.
Bid forms and specifications are avail-
able in the office of the City Clerk, 305
Cecil Costin Blvd, Port St. Joe. Florida,
(850) 229-8261, Monday through
Friday, between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm.
Bids will be publicly opened and read
December 16, 2003, during the
Regular Meeting of the Board of City
Commissioners meeting, City
Commission Chambers, City Hal, 305
Cecil Costin Blvd, Port St. Joe, Florida.
/s/ Pauline Pendarvis, City Clerk
publish Nov. 27, Dec.. 4, &11, 2003
PUBLIC NOTICE
INVITATION FOR SEALED BIDS
The City of Port St. Joe will receive
sealed bids for Bid no. 03-17 in the.
office of the City Clerk in person at 305
Cecil Costin Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida,
by mail at P.O. Box 278, Port St. Joe,
Florida, 32457 or by Fax (850) 227-
7522, until 5:00 p.m. eastern time,
December 15, 2003, for Portable
Camera.
Bid forms and specifications are avail-
able in the office of the City Clerk, 305
Cecil Costin Blvd, Port St. Joe, Florida,
(850) 229-8261, Monday through
Friday, between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm.
Bids will be publicly opened and read
December 16. 2003, during the
Regular Meeting of the Board of City
Commissioners meeting, City
Commission Chambers, City Hall, 305
Cecil Costin Blvd, Port St. Joe, Florida.
/s/ Pauline Pendarvis, City Clerk
publish Nov. 27, Dec. 4, & 11, 2003
PUBLIC NOTICE
INVITATION FOR SEALED BIDS
The City of Port St. Joe will receive
sealed bids for Bid no. 03-18 in the
office of the City Clerk in person at 305
Cecil Costin Blvd., Port St. Joe, Florida,
by mail at P.O. Box 278, Port St. Joe,
Florida, 32457 or by Fax (850) 227-
7522, until 5:00 p.m. eastern time,
December 15, 2003, for a trailor-
mounted, diesel-driven, vacuum-
assisted, Wellpoint pump.
Bid forms and specifications are avail-
able in the office of the City Clerk, 305
Cecil Costin Blvd, Port St. Joe, Florida,
(850) 229-8261, Monday through
Friday, between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm.
Bids will be publicly opened and read
December 16, 2003, during the
Regular Meeting of the Board of City
Commissioners meeting,' City
Commission Chambers, City Hall, 305
Cecil Costin Blvd. Port St. Joe, Florida.
/s/ Pauline Pendarvis, City Clerk
'publish Nov. 27, Dec. 4, & 11, 2003
IN THE FOURTEENTH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA.
IN AND FOR GULF COUNTY
DONALD E. McBRIDE, SR.,
Plaintiff,
vs.
SHIRLEY LUCAS,
Defendant
CASE NO. 00-221
TO DONALD E. l..B UDE 'R or his
heirs". .
A laI 'uv- lkU ha;- boi 'r 0-1'd h at-' >.;.'d in
and .:.r the Fr..-iri rLh uIT.iJ Crc.:uj
C.uU' C,.ij-ir1 Florida, and you have
mone'd .iay We have made diligent
search and inquiry to locate your place
of residence and have been unable to
locate you.
You are hereby notified that you have
thirty (30) days from the date of the
first publication of this notice to file an
answer to recover property. If you fail
to answer, a default will be taken
against you.
/s/ DAVID C. GASKIN
Florida Bar No. 027928
P.O. Box 185
Wewahitchka, Florida 32465
850/639-2266
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ut.u'"r.h :.: 4 ii I- S25.2003
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renovate the Mexico Beach Welcome
Center. Bids shall be a lump sum price.
Drawings and specifications may be
reviewed at the Mexico Beach CDC
office located at 105 North 31st Street
during normal business hours.
The bid opening will be at the MBCDC
office at 9:30 AM on December 19,
CONTINUED ON BACK PAGE.


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PAGE 12B THE STAR, PORT ST. JOE, FL THURSDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2003


PUBLIC NO~TICES


MINUTES...GULF COUNTY COMMISSION


2003.
The MBCDC reserves the Right to
waive any irregularities and to reject
any or all bids.
publish December 4 and 11. 2003
INVITATION TO BID
Sealed proposals from general contrac-
tors will be opened by Gulf County
Humane Society on January 5. 2004,
at 2:00 p.m. EST, at 318 Sixth Street.
Port St. Joe. Florida 32456. for a new
animal shelter building. All bids must
be received prior to December 30, 2003
by 12:00 noon.
At the time and place noted above, the
proposals received will be publicly
opened and read. No extension of the
bidding period will be made.
Applications for documents together
with deposit of $75.00 per set should
be filed promptly with the Engineer:
Guilford. Driggers & Associates, Inc.
3320 County Road 386, Port St. Joe,
Florida 32456 (850) 647-8077. Bidding
material will be forwarded, shipping
charges collect, as soon as possible.
The full amount of the deposit for one
set will be refunded to each general
contractor who submits a bona fide bid
upon return of such set in good condi-
tion within 10 days after date of open-
ing of bids. All other deposits will be
refunded with deductions approximat-
ing cost of reproduction of documents
upon return of same in good condition
within 10 days after date of opening of
bids.
Contract, if awarded, will be on a lump
sum basis. No bid may be withdrawn
for a period of 30 days after time has
been called on the date of opening.
Bids must be accompanied by a bid
bond in an amount not less than 5% of
the base bid. Both a performance and
a payment bond will be required in an
amount equal to 100% of the contract
price.
The party submitting the proposal is
solely responsible for delivering the
proposal form to the exact location and
by the time stated above.
The owner reserves the right to reject
any or all bids and to waive technicali-
ties and informalities.
Gulf County Humane Society
By: W.J. Guilford, Engineer of Record
publish Dec. 4. 11, & 18. 2003.
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT,
FOR GULF COUNTY,
FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: Estate of
ANDREW F. THOMAS
Deceased.
Case No. 03-76PR
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of
ANDREW F. THOMAS, deceased. File
Number 03-76 PR, is pending in the
Circuit Court for Gulf County, Florida.
Probate Division, the address of which
is 1000 Cecil Costin Blvd., Port St. Joe,
FL 32456. The names and addresses of
the personal representative and the
personal representative's attorney are
set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands
against decedent's estate, including


unmatured. contingentor unliquidated
claims, on whom a copy of this notice
is served must file their claims with
this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE
OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF
SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE
ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or
demands against decedent's estate.
included unmatured, contingent or
unliquidated claims, must file their
claims with this Court WITHIN 3
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE
FOREVER BARRED.
The date of first publication of this
Notice is December 11, 2003.
SUSAN M. THOMAS. Personal
Representative
ALISA W. JAMES. ESQ.
Attorney for Personal Representative
921 Jenks Avenue
Panama City, FL 32401
(850) 913-8669
Florida Bar No. 0355496
publish: Dec. 11, and 18, 2003
PUBLIC NOTICE
Highway 22 Mini Storage announces
that storage unit #52. rented by Tresa
Hand, address unknown, will be
opened and merchandise will be sold at
yard sale for rent, if payments are not
brought up to date by December 20.
2003.
publish: December 11 & 18, 2003
PUBLIC NOTICE
The Board of City Commission of the
City of Port St. Joe, Florida, will hold a
Special Meeting
When: December 16, 2003
Time: 5:30 pm
Where: Commission
Chambers, Second Story, City
Hall
305 Cecil G. Costin Sr. Blvd.
Port St. Joe, Florida.
Subject: Land Use Change for
Lot 9 and the east half of Lot 7,
Block 46 (209 9th Street)
All persons are invited to attend these
meetings.
Any person who decides to appeal any
decision made by the Commission with
respect to any matter considered at
said meeting will need a record of the
proceedings, and for such purpose may
need to ensure that a.verbatim record
of the proceedings is made, which
record includes the testimony and evi-
dence upon which the appeal is to be
based. The Board of City Commission
of the City of Port St. Joe. Florida will
not provide a verbatim record of this
meetin.
IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERI-
CANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT, per-
sons needing special accommodations
to participate in this proceedings
should contact Pauline Pendarvis. City
Clerk, City of Port St. Joe, at City Hall.
Telephone No. (850) 229-8261.
publish December 11, 2003


PUBLIC NOTICE
The Port St. Joe Port Authority will
hold its regular monthly meeting for
December on Monday, December 15.
2003, at 4:00 p.m., E.S.T.. at the Gulf
County Public Library. Library Meeting
Room, 110 Library Drive. Port St. Joe,
Florida. All who wish may attend and
be heard.
publish: December 11, 2003
NOTICE TO RECEIVE SEALED BIDS
BID NO. 0304-17
The Gulf County Board of County
Commissioners will receive bids from
any person, company, or corporation
interested in providing the following:
Construction Work at The
Gulf County Beaches Fire
Station
(Construct a concrete block veneer wall
and supporting footer around the exist-
ing metal siding, replace existing 26 ga.
roof with 24 ga. adjusting width and
length to accommodate block wall, stuc-
co and brick outside walls per plans,
replace one window and possible one
or more doors, and relocate electrical
service.)
Additional specifications may be
obtained from the Gulf County Clerk's
Office at 1000 Cecil G. Costin. Sr.,
Blvd., Room 148. Port St. Joe; Florida
32456. Phone (850) 229-6113/Fax
(850) 229-1990.'
Questions should be directed to David
Richardson at (850) 229-8944.
A pre-bid conference will be held
Monday, December 29, 2003 at 10:00
a.m.. E.T. at the Gulf County Beaches
Fire Station located at 7912 Alabama
Avenue. St. Joe Beach, Florida.
Please Indicate on the envelope that
this is a SEALED BID, the BID NUM-
BER, and what the BID is for.
Bids will be received until Friday,
January 9. 2004 at 5:00 p.m., E.T.. at
the Office of the Clerk of Circuit Court,
1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd., Room
148, Port St. Joe, Florida 32456, and
the bids will be opened at this location
on Monday, January 12, 2004 at 10:00
a.m., E.T.
The Board reserves the right to reject
any and all bids.
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSION-
ERS
GULF COUNTY, FLORIDA
By:/s/ Billy E. Traylor, Chairman
Attest: /s/ Douglas C. Birmingham,
Clerk
publish: December 11 & 18. 2003


MINUTES
GULF COUNTY COMMISSION
2
SEPTEMBER 23, 2003 CONTIN-
UED
COUNTY-WIDE VOTING
Donna Grabarek appeared before
the Board to inquire about
County-wide voting (for or
against) from each
Commissioner Commissioner
McLemore reported that this


issue was placed on a ballot and
the public voted against County-
wide voting. Commissioner
Traylor and Chairman Barnes
reported that they are for County-
wide voting. Commissioner Peters
reported that he supports single-
member districts. Marilyn
Blackwell appeared before the
Board to discuss how the ques-
tion was worded on the ballot
regarding County-wide voting.
Upon inquiry by Chairman
Barnes, County Attorney
McFarland reported, that the
Board voted on what language to
be placed on the ballot, and the
public voted not to spend that
amount of money to fight the
pending 'lawsuit regarding this
issue. Upon inquiry by Ms.
Blackwell, County Attorney.
McFarland stated that the
County hired the same expert
that was hired by Washington
County. He reported that the
Board held a closed-door session
with the expert to discuss litiga-
tion expenses.
DREDGING APALACHICOLA
RIVER
Marilyn Blackwell discussed a
letter that was submitted to the
County from the Tri-Rivers
Council requesting payment of
annual dues, and she stated that
this company is in support of
dredging on the river. She also
stated that the Board has adopt-
ed resolutions opposing dredging.
Upon inquiry by Chairman
Barnes, E.D.C. Director McNair
appeared before the Board to
state that dredging is authorized
by the Federal Government, and
discussed the County's sand pro-
ject. After discussion by Ms.
Blackwell. Commissioner Traylor
stated that the river needs a cer-
tain amount of dredging to keep it
open.
RESOLUTION DUMPING
SLUDGE
Marilyn Blackwell stated that the
land application site located on
Highway 22 (old Fleming proper-
ty) gets sewage sludge from six
different areas, and reported that
a permit application has been
submitted for a seventh area
(from Pensacola) to bring sludge
to the site. Ms. Blackwell
inquired about the resolution
that was passed objecting to the
dumping of sludge in Gulf
County. Commissioner Traylor
stated that the resolution was
opposing any new dumping sites.


After discussion, Ms. Blackwell
reported that the resolution
refers to any dumping in Gulf
County, and stated that she will
present a copy to the Board for
review.
OFFICE SPACE OLD GULF
COUNTY COURTHOUSE
Marilyn Blackwell discussed the
County renting space in the Old
Gulf County Courthouse to
Attorney David Gaskin, when
there are other organizations that
would like to lease office space.
Commissioner Traylor reported
that there are five more offices
available to rent, and inquired if
the organizations want to lease
them. Ms. Blackwell stated that
several requested the office that
Attorney Gaskin has (including
the Boy Scouts and the Literacy
Program).
COUNTY COMMISSION MEET-
INGS
Donna Grabarek appeared before
the Board to discuss constituents
appearing before the Board to
discuss their opinions or con-
cerns on various issues that are
going on within the County.
Commissioner Traylor stated that
Ms. Blackwell comes to the Board
meetings with negative issues,
never positive issues, for Gulf
County.
COUNTY-WIDE VOTING
Upon inquiry by Donna
Grabarek, County Attorney
McFarland reported that there is
no need for a vote regarding
County-wide voting. He stated
that because of the litigation
expense to the County taxpayers,
the Board agreed to let the public
vote on this issue. County
Attorney McFarland reported that
the Board could vote to proceed
with the County-wide voting, but
there is a Federal Consent Decree
in place. Mrs. Grabarek stated
that she is interested in County-
wide voting because it would
serve the County better. Sally
Malone appeared before the
,Board to discuss County-wide
voting, stating that a minority
individual was elected County-
wide three years ago.
2003-04 BUDGET
Bill McGee appeared before the
Board to discuss the 2003-04
Budget, and thanked the Board
for a tax reduction.
BEACH CLEAN-UP / BEACON
HILL
Veterans' Service Officer Williams
reported that the beach clean-up


is complete in Beacon Hill and
the trash bags have been placed
on the right-of-way (Dixie Belle
Curve to the Bay County line) to
be picked up. Chairman Barnes
stated that the trash bags will be
picked up, and he thanked the
volunteers for helping to clean-up
the beaches.
CAPITAL EQUIPMENT BOARD -
APPOINTEE
Upon motion by Commissioner
Peters, second by Commissioner
Traylor, and unanimous (4-0)
vote, the Board appointed the
current members of the Budget
Review Committee, Ed Bobbitt,
and Danny Bolden to serve on the
Capital Equipment Board.
There being no further business
and upon motion by
Commissioner Peters, second by
Commissioner Traylor, and
unanimous (4-0) vote, the meet-
ing did then adjourn at 6:54
p.m., E.D.T.
JERRY W. BARNES CHAIRMAN
ATTEST:DOUGLAS C. BIRMING-
HAM
CLERK
PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
SEPTEMBER 30, 2003
SPECIAL MEETING
The Gulf County Board of County
Commissioners met this date in
special session with the following
members present: Chairman
Jerry W. Barnes, Vice Chairman
Carl W. Fox, and Commissioners
Carmen L. McLemore, Billy E.
Traylor and Nathan Peters, Jr.
Others present were: County
Attorney Timothy McFarland,
Clerk Douglas C. Birmingham,
Deputy Clerk Leanna Roberts,
Administrator Staff Assistants
Lynn Stephens and Denise
Manuel, Road Department
Superintendent Bobby Knee,
Solid Waste Director Joe Danford,
Veterans' Service Officer Bo
Williams, and Sheriffs Office
Major Joe Nugent.
Chairman Barnes called the
meeting to order at 4:30 p.m.,
E.D.T.
INSURANCE RENEWALS
County Attorney McFarland pre-
sented a memorandum from
Chief Administrator Butler, and
reported that insurance renewal
quotes have been received and
Risk Management Associates
(R.M.A.) has presented renewal
quotes which reflect an approxi-
mate 12% increase, which are
still the best quotes received.


Upon motion by Commissioner
McLemore, second by
Commissioner Peters, and unani-
mous vote, the Board agreed to
renew all insurance premiums at
the quoted prices, as follows:
Property/ Inland
Marine/Equipment Breakdown -
R.M.A. $77,085.00
Flood R.M.A. $3,310.00
Crime/Employee Dishonesty -
R.M.A. $1,002.00
General Liability R.M.A. -
$33,415.00
Automobile Liability & Physical
Damage R.M.A. $68,842.00
Public Officials/Employment
Practices Liability R.M.A. -
$21,588.00
Worker's Compensation R.M.A.
- $278,015.00
Public Employees Honesty
Bond/Tax Collector State Farm
-$113.00
Public Employees Honesty
Bond/Clerk State Farm -
$309.00
Building Department Bond -
State Farm $96.00
Fidelity Bond State Farm -
$374.00
Blanket Volunteer Coverage -
Hunt Insurance $2,650.00
Statutory Death Benefit Hunt
Insurance $1,275.00
SHERIFF'S OFFICE BUDGET
Major Nugent discussed the
2003-04 budget and anticipated
operational expenses for the
Sheriffs Office. Chairman Barnes
thanked Sheriff McKeithen for
the fine job he has done for Gulf
County during his tenure.
PERSONNEL
Commissioner McLemore report-
ed that this discussion should be
tabled until a later'date.
SPECIAL PROJECTS PAYMENTS
Chairman Barnes passed the
Chair to Vice Chairman Fox, and
motioned to pay invoice #212731
from Bayside Lumber, in the
amount of $132.60, and invoice
#169085, 169193 & 169164 from
St. Joe Hardware, in the total
amount of $357.84 (for work
done at the Port St. Joe High
School football field).
Commissioner Peters seconded
the motion, and it passed unani-
mously. Chairman Fox returned
the Chair to Commissioner
Barnes.
BOND RESOLUTION
County Attorney McFarland
reported that Resolution #2003-
31 (bond resolution) needs to be


revised to correct a iri:.ener'_
error. He stated t-l pae 17
should be changed a fl,-lo. :'.
Page 17, Letter C, Paragraph 1:I
Currently: (b) that the aggregate"
proceeds of the Pledged Revenues
for such three preceding fiscal
years equals at least one hundred
thirty-five percent (135%) of the
Maximum Bond Service
Requirement computed on a
basis which includes both (i).all
Bonds then outstanding and (ii)
the Additional Parity Obligations
with respect to which such cer-
tificate is made.
Revised To: (b) that the average
proceeds of the Pledged Revenues
or such three preceding fiscal
years equals at least'one hundred
thirty-five percent (135%) of the
Maximum Bond Service
Requirement computed on a
basis which includes both (i) all
Bonds then outstanding and (11)
the Additional Parity Obligations
with respect to which such cer-
tificate is made.
Upon motion by Commissioner
Peters, second by Commissioner
Traylor, and unanimous vote, the
Board agreed to ratify this change
to the resolution.' County
Attorney McFarland reported that
the bond funds were received
today, and the outstanding loans
have been paid in full.
There being no further business
and upon motion by
Commissioner Traylor, second by
Commissioner Peters, and unani-
mous vote, the meeting did rhen
adjourn at 4:35 p.m., E.D.I.
,JERRY W. BARNES CHAIRMAN
ATTEST:DOUGLAS C. BIRMING-
HAM
CLERK
PORT ST. JOE, FLORIDA
SEPTEMBER 30, 2003
SPECIAL MEETING
The Gulf County Board of County
Commissioners met this date in
special session with the following
members present: Chairman
Jerry W. Barnes, Vice Chairman
Carl W. Fox, and Commissioners
Carmen L. McLemore, Billy E.
Traylor, and NIathan Peters, Jr.
Others present were: County
Attorney Timothy McFarland,
Deputy. Clerk Leanna Roberts,
Administrator Staff Assistants
Lynn Stephens and Denise
Manuel, Emergency Management
Director Larry Wells, Road
Department .Superintendent
Bobby Knee, Solid Waste Director
Joe Danford, Union Steward
-Doug Kelly, and Sheriffs Office
Major Joe Nugent.
Chairman Barnes called the
meeting to order at 5:00 p.m.,
E.D.T.
TO BE CONTINUED


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